Tag: Seven Summits

Denali 2019 – Deep Purple Podcast: Descending!

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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…

Everest 2019 Summit!!!

Hello Everyone,
Successfully stood on top if the World today as Lakpa Rita reported. We are safely back to the South Col and heading off to bed! More details tomorrow!
Ben Jones
Expedition e

Everest 2019 – South Col (Camp 4)

Hello Everyone, Today we had a tough but good climb to the South Col at almost 8,000m or 26,000ft. It’s the last camp and we plan on heading for the summit tonight at 12 midnight. You can follow along tonight as we head out because Lakpa Rita will be posting our progress from Basecamp as … Continue reading “South Col (Camp 4)”

Everest 2019 – Camp 3

Hello Everyone, We had excellent weather and conditions for our climb up the Lhotse face today to Camp 3. We are now in camp getting ready to have dinner at around 23,300ft. Our team is doing great! We rested most of the afternoon and recovered by, eating drinking and sucking on bottled O2. The weather … Continue reading “Camp 3”

Everest 2019 – Rest Days at Camp 2

Hello Everyone, Yesterday and today have been spent at Camp 2 resting and finalizing our summit window with the current forecasts. Right now we are still looking at the 23rd and 24th as our possible summit days. Many people are heading up the mountain now and we are hoping to be on the backend of … Continue reading “Rest days at Camp 2”

Everest 2019 – Basecamp to Camp 2

Hello Everyone, We left Basecamp at 1am headed for Camp 2 to begin our summit attempt in the coming days. It’s a long day going straight to Camp 2 from Basecamp but we made pretty good time and were able to get in front the the many teams coming up to Camp 2 as well. … Continue reading “Basecamp to Camp 2”

Everest 2019 – Summit Team photo

Hello Everyone, Here is a photo of our entire team that will be heading to the summit. Lakpa Rita will be keeping tabs on us from Basecamp and will also be posting our progress through the night on summit night. I’ll be posting here each day as well! We are 11 original team members, 11 … Continue reading “Summit Team photo”

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