Tag: Mount Everest

Everest/Lhotse 2021: Team leaving Camp 4 for Base Camp

Hello everyone this is Lakpa rita reporting from base camp that our team have reported from south col that they decided to pull plugs. Every one have work super hard and waited patiently for last couple of days unfortunately the weather is not favorable so team decided to decent from camp four and this will … Continue reading “Team leaving camp four for base camp”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: South Col

Hello Everyone, We are all safely to the South Col. A little windy here but just fine inside the tents. We had a beautiful day climbing to the South Col with only 3 or 4 other people climbing up! We will rest tomorrow and let the winds die down a little and plan to summit … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: Camp 3

Hello Everyone, Today we had beautiful weather and no crowds to make our climb to Camp 3 at 23,400ft. We are feeling good here with currently no wind this afternoon but some clouds coming up. Tomorrow morning we will climb to the South Col, the final Camp before heading out towards the summit. The weather … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021: Camp 3”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: Basecamp to C2

Hello Everyone, We had a very successful day today climbing to Camp 2! We left Basecamp early and only saw a handful of people all the way to Camp 2. The team is strong and healthy and we are planning on climbing to Camp 3 tomorrow morning. The weather is looking a little tricky to … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021: Basecamp to C2”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: Patient at Basecamp

Hello Everyone, We are continuing to rest in Basecamp and studying the weather for our summit bid. Probably a few more days of rest here before heading up. We are preparing for some snow here at Basecamp the next couple of days from a tropical cyclone heading this way though. Our team is healthy and … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse: 2021”

Everts/Lhotse 2021: Rest days in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, We are all doing well here in Basecamp. The team is resting, we are expecting some snow the next day or two, and then we will get out and stretch the legs on a few hikes over the next week or so as we are patiently waiting for a later summit window. I’ll … Continue reading “Everts/Lhotse 2021: Rest days in Basecamp”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: Back to BC

Hello Everyone, This morning we left Camp 2 early in the morning to descend all the way to Basecamp just in time for a second breakfast. The team is strong and efficient making it a smooth climb whether to Camp 3 yesterday or back down through the Khumbu icefall to BC. We will be here … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021: Back to BC”

Everest/Lhotse 2021: climb to Camp 3

Hello Everyone, Today we had perfect weather and conditions for our climb to Camp 3. Everyone did great! We arrived in two groups not far apart but everyone was very strong. The Lhotse face is in great condition. Tomorrow we will head down to Basecamp as we wait patiently for our summit window. The next … Continue reading “Everest/Lhotse 2021: climb to Camp 3”

Everest and Lhotse 2021: Acclimatization hike

Hello Everyone, Today we went on another hike to help acclimatize our bodies to a new altitude of 18,500ft. It was a bit cloudy today so we didn’t get to see all of the spectacular views we normally do on this hike but still a great hike. Everyone is feeling better each day here at … Continue reading “Acclimatization hike”

Everest and Lhotse 2021: Puja day in Basecamp!

Hello Everyone, Today was our puja day asking the goddess in Everest for safe passage and a safe climb for all up and down the mountain. We had great weather, and as usual it made for a serious but fun time with our entire staff and climbers. Our Climbing Sherpa will be carrying loads to … Continue reading “Puja day in Basecamp!”


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