Tag: Mount Everest

Everest 2019 Concludes in Kathmandu

Hello Everyone,
We all arrived safely back to Kathmandu after an excellent expedition to the Top of the World. Thanks for following along this season. Most meme era are now all heading home. Until next year…..
Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

Everest 2019 – Return to Basecamp!

Hello Everyone, We have successfully and safely made it down to Basecamp today! It feels great to be at the “low” altitude of 17,500ft. Once we arrived we had a late breakfast and then showers and naps. We are now just finishing up dinner and a cake that our Chef Gopal made for us. Tonight … Continue reading “Basecamp!”

Everest 2019 – Safe Descent to Camp 2

Hello Everyone,
We safely descended to Camp 2 today in great weather. We are tired but doing well and looking forward to our last descent through the Icefall to Basecamp early tomorrow morning. More photos coming soon!
Thanks for following along,
Ben J…

Everest 2019 Summit!!!

Hello Everyone,
Successfully stood on top if the World today as Lakpa Rita reported. We are safely back to the South Col and heading off to bed! More details tomorrow!
Ben Jones
Expedition e

Everest 2019 Summit Update: Team Safely Returned to Camp

Hello everyone this is Lakpa Rita again our sherpa team call to base camp that all of the team members and climbers arrived south col.
Lakpa rita

Everest 2019 Summit Update: At the Top!

Ben reported that Alpine Ascents team reach to the summit of Mount Everest May 23rd 11:15 am Nepal time. While done team and congratulations to everyone. Wishing you all safe decent.
Lakpa rita

Everest 2019 Summit Update: At South Summit

Hello everyone just got report from ben that the Team is at south summit. Everyone is doing great. They will be keep moving after they change their O2 and hoping to reach on the summit within couple of ours. So please keep our fingers cross. Next updat…

Everest 2019 – Team Heads for Summit

Hello evert one jangbu just reported that team left south col 12.20 pm and entire team members are climbing up from the Tangular face. Every one is moving well. Pretty nice weather no wind at all. Light snow but not big deal. They will be reporting fro…

Everest 2019 – South Col (Camp 4)

Hello Everyone, Today we had a tough but good climb to the South Col at almost 8,000m or 26,000ft. It’s the last camp and we plan on heading for the summit tonight at 12 midnight. You can follow along tonight as we head out because Lakpa Rita will be posting our progress from Basecamp as … Continue reading “South Col (Camp 4)”

Everest 2019 – Camp 3

Hello Everyone, We had excellent weather and conditions for our climb up the Lhotse face today to Camp 3. We are now in camp getting ready to have dinner at around 23,300ft. Our team is doing great! We rested most of the afternoon and recovered by, eating drinking and sucking on bottled O2. The weather … Continue reading “Camp 3”

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    A guide to Carabiners

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