Tag: Nepal

Island Peak Climbers Make Chukkung!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We said goodbye to our trekkers this morning as they head down valley and we turn our attention to scaling Island Peak. A couple decided to take the helicopter to get away from my bad jokes even faster. We were excited to see our mountain looming high above the […]

Everest Base Camp Trekkers and Island Peak Climbers Part Ways

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, This morning in Dingboche, the trekkers said goodbye to Vern and the Island Peak Climbers. One last photo of the trekkers and Island Peak climbers before we split up. The Island Peakers headed up to Chukung and we, the trekkers, headed down (well, we headed up and down – […]

Everest Trek: Team Namaste High Goes Low!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We were blessed with crystal blue skies this morning. And after a leisurely breakfast we made good use of the delightful weather by taking the high route down valley. We passed a rustic yak hearders cabin along our way. A little further along the trail we were practically run […]

Everest Trek Team climbs Kalapatar and descends to Dugla

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, What a day! We woke up early in Gorak Shep and headed up, up, up the steep trail of Kalapatar. No wind, blue skies, and warm enough to enjoy the spectacular views. Team on the way up before the sun hit. Everest in back. Us on the summit of […]

Everest Base Camp Achieved!

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, Team Namaste High moved well over the glacial moraine on our way to Gorak Shep, the highest habitation in Nepal. Clouds ran up the valley so we decided to go to base camp rather than climb. An hour into our trek we were excited to see Everest again only […]

Everest Trek: Happy Hikers Headed Higher!

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, Team Namaste High ascended 2,300 feet in stellar conditions to arrive in the quaint village of Lobuche. Though it was a tough climb up the infamous Dugla hill, we overcame the challenge with pressure breathing and a calculated pace. We paused at the place of Chortens, monuments for fallen […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Acclimates in Pheriche

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We spent a relaxing day acclimatizing in Pheriche. This morning, we headed up the moraine behind town hoping for a good view from up on the ridge. As we started out, the fog rolled in and we climbed in low visibility … until we reached the top of the […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Gets Higher

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from above tree line in Pheriche. We are all doing great and had alot of fun getting here today. First thing this morning, we headed back to Tengboche Monastery, where we received a blessing from the Rinpoche (head monk). The sky was totally cloudy when we woke up, […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Treks to Kumjung

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, What a day! The monsoon is finally over and the sun shone brightly all day long. This made for some fine mountain photography. We visited a traditional Sherpa home for tea and conversation. We stopped in to see the Kari Gondon Monastery, which is home to 60 Tibetan Nuns. […]

Everest Trek: Team “Namaste High” Ascends to Tengboche

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, Another blue bird morning for the team as we descended to the Dudh Khosi river. We crossed the river on one of the suspension bridges that we are now accustomed to and steadily climbed the trail on the other side. When we crested the top of the hill at […]

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    Blister Prevention and Foot Care

      Blister Prevention words: Mike Hawkins   Take a few seconds to think of the toughest person you know, or the toughest person you can imagine from your favorite action movie… Got it? This person should probably be covered in mud or have some cuts on their arms and legs, but they don’t care because […]

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    Gear Spotlight: The Headlamp

    Words: Val Peckarsky Photo Credit: Cecily Breeding It has been said that if you don’t pack a headlamp on a trip, you are guaranteed to need one. Small and easily overlooked, headlamps are extremely useful in the backcountry for pre-dawn alpine starts, late-night cooking sessions, and pretty much any other time a little extra light […]

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    Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]

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