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Mustang Trek – First Check In

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Namaste High Climbers Complete Mission!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We caught an early flight back to Kathmandu and went sightseeing and shopping for treasures. We are especially delighted to be back to the land of showers and oxygen. We celebrated our success with a Bon apitedelicious dinner in a nearby restaurant! Yummmmmm! this is our last blog from […]

Namaste Climbers Make Lukla!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Another day of great trekking until the sky fell on us. A squall of rain and hail caught us the last hour of our trek. Though we got wet we did not let that dampen our spirits. Tomorrow we fly back to Kathmandu. Our climb got interesting when we […]

Namaste Climbers in Namche on Descent

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We trekked down valley to Namche Bazaar. Oxygen and hot showers have us all feeling great. To summerize the last few days, I’ll start at the beginning. From Chukkung we trekked to Island Peak base camp and arrived in time for lunch. We trained on the use of cow […]

Namaste High Climbers Recover

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We slept like the dead and had breakfast in bed. Apple pancakes was our meal wondering if our summit was real Sun came up and we did pack Our apologies to the yak Yes, we have too much gear Not to worry, next village is near This is the […]

Namaste High Trekkers Return to Kathmandu

Namaste Friends, Family and Loved Ones, We woke up in Lukla this morning to clear skies- perfect for flying back to Kathmandu. Our flight was smooth, delayed only a bit by heavy air traffic in Kathmandu. This afternoon we cleaned up, relaxed and yes, did some more shopping. Tonight, we celebrated our success over a […]

Namaste Climbers Successfully Summit Island Peak!

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Namaste Climbers Begin Their Summit Push

Namaste Climbers at Island Peak Base Camp

Namaste High Trekkers– Over the River and Through the Woods

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, The Namaste High Trekkers spent a relaxing morning in Namche, shopping, shopping and … shopping. I took advantage of the downtime by visiting thirteen students sponsored by the Alpine Ascents Foundation (AAF) who live and go to school in Namche. The kids, who are in Grade 1 through Grade […]

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  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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