Tag: Mount Everest

Everest 2019 – Snow day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Yesterday we had our last training and review session in the Khumbu and the team did outstanding. Today we were expecting a storm so was a planned rest day while we see how much snow we get. Last night we got about 3 inches of snow and are expecting more this afternoon. Right … Continue reading “Training/review finished, snow day in Basecamp”

Everest 2019 – Review and Training Day in the Khumbu

Hello Everyone, Today we got out in the lower Khumbu Glacier practicing on steep terrain in preparation for our first rotation up the mountain. Eric, and Jangbu setup a challenging course for our team to practice on and we spent most of the day out ascending and descending ladders, ice, and pockets of snow. It’s … Continue reading “Review and training day in the Khumbu”

Everest 2019 – Training Day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today after breakfast we got suited up and got our first practice on a ladder. We started small, with a ladder close to the ground and without crampons at first, but quickly worked up to crampons crossing the ladder multiple times. The weather turned a little snowy after lunch so we hung out … Continue reading “Training day in Basecamp”

Everest 2019 – Puja Day

Hello Everyone, The last few days have been pretty busy here getting moved into camp, we had our Puja ceremony, and today we started a little review of our climbing systems. The team is doing well with acclimatization and getting into a routine here in Basecamp. We had our special Puja ceremony to ask for … Continue reading “Puja day and starting training”

Everest 2019 – Guide Team Portraits

Hello Everyone, We are getting settled into Basecamp here and after a stormy night last night it is a perfect clear blue day here! We took advantage of the weather today to do laundry, showers, and portraits for our entire team. Starting here with the guides but next up are the climbers and then the … Continue reading “Guide team portraits for Everest 2019”

Everest 2019 – Lobuche-Basecamp

Hello Everyone, We made it! Under beautiful blue skies we walked from Lobuche to Basecamp after two days of snow and clouds. It was the perfect weather to walk into Basecamp and the team did an excellent job trekking the last 1,000ft in elevation to our beautiful Basecamp. Our Sherpa staff had been working hard … Continue reading “Lobuche-Basecamp”

Everest 2019 – Dingboche-Lobuche

Hello Everyone, Yesterday we hiked from Dingboche to Lobuche in snow showers for most of the day. Our new altitude at Lobuche is around 16,300ft and we had a nice rest and acclimatization day here today with more snow showers. A few members of the team are feeling the altitude a little here which is … Continue reading “Dingboche-Lobuche”

Everest 2019 – Deboche-Dingboche-Rest Day

Hello Everyone, After spending a very comfortable night in Deboche, we woke to another clear blue sky. We had breakfast while enjoying views of the big peaks out of the dining room window and then packed up to head to Dingboche. The landscape changes as we leave Deboche, leaving behind the last of the trees … Continue reading “Deboche-Dingboche-rest day”

Everest 2019 – Khumjung-Deboche

Hello Everyone, Today was filled with a few extra fun sites along the way to Deboche today. First we started out with a visit to the Khumjung Monastery where they have a Yeti Scalp! That was cool but the most of the team’s time was taking photos from the rays of light coming through the … Continue reading “Khumjung-Deboche”

Everest 2019 – Namche-Thame-Khumjung

Hello Everyone, We’ve had a couple of fun days trekking in the Khumbu. Yesterday we hiked from Namche to Thame, the home of Lakpa Rita Sherpa. It’s a pleasant walk out to Thame and is a little off the main trekking path so very few tourist head out this way. We stayed in Lakpa Rita’s … Continue reading “Namche-Thame-Khumjung”

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