Tag: Mount Everest

Everest 2021: Rest day in Dingboche

Hello Everyone, Today was a rest and acclimatization day here in Dingboche. We did go on a hike though, to further acclimatize and we gained about 1,000ft getting to a new high point on the trip so far at 15,500ft. The team is feeling good and doing very well with the altitude. The last few … Continue reading “Rest day in Dingboche”

Everest 2021: Deboche to Dingboche

Hello Everyone, We had another great hiking day today with perfect weather. We moved from ~12,500ft to ~14,500ft at Dingboche. Along the way we stopped in upper Pangboche to receive a blessing from a Lama at the monastery for a safe climb. We are not allowed to take photos in the monastery but it’s always … Continue reading “Deboche to Dingboche”

Everest 2021: Namche to Deboche

Hello Everyone, Today we said goodbye to our friends at the Panorama Lodge in Namche and headed up the trail to Deboche. After a little bit of climbing up and down we started the descent to Phungytenga and to the river. From there we had a big hill to climb to Tengboche where we had … Continue reading “Namche to Deboche”

Everest 2021: Rest day in Namche

Hello Everyone, Today we had a rest day with a short hike here in Namche. The hike took us to a beautiful view point of the high peaks with Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam in the background. After returning back to our lodge for lunch we had a nice relaxing afternoon. Tomorrow we head … Continue reading “Rest day in Namche”

Everest 2021: Lukla to Phakding and to Namche

Hello Everyone, Yesterday we had a smooth flight to Lukla, and a nice hike to Phakding. The weather was perfect, a few clouds but nice temperature for hiking. The team is feeling good, still a little tired with Jet-lag but we are starting to get caught up with good sleep in Phakding and now for … Continue reading “Lukla to Phakding and to Namche”

Everest 2021: We are off to the mountains!

Hello Everyone, Yesterday we finished up all of our packing and last minute details, and now we are ready to fly to Lukla to begin our trek to Basecamp. The weather looks good this morning and we are hopefully that we will board our own flight and land in Lukla this morning. From there we … Continue reading “We are off to the mountains!”

Everest Expedition 2021 begins

Hello Everyone, We are excited to be back in Kathmandu making our last preparations before heading into the mountains and Khumbu valley to begin our trek to Basecamp. Yesterday we completed a gear check, orientation and received the climbing permit for Mt Everest. Today we will do any last minute shopping, get our last arriving … Continue reading “Everest Expedition 2021 begins”

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…

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