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Kilimanjaro Team Kili Me Slowly – Summit Success!


Kilimanjaro Team Kili Me Slowly – Ready to Summit from Kosovo Camp


Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls on ice!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Well at least it waited till our trek was complete before it started to rain ☔️. We went to the Lukla airport (one of the most dangerous) and waited 6 hours for our plane ✈️. Wind 💨 and then rain 🌧 put a real damper on our plans. So […]

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls eat Cheese Balls in Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Taking off early this morning allowed us to avoid some of the animal traffic on the trail. That said, there were plenty of yak jams yet the amazing scenery made it a delightful trek. Her passed through a sacred area that was full of Mani stones, prayer wheels and […]

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek Arrives in Machu Picchu Town

Hello friends and family, Today we visited the archeological site of Ollantaytambo, an important ceremonial center for the Incans. This site was the estate of an Incan Emperor, “Pachacuti” who conquered the region and built the center during the Incan … Continue reading

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – Totora Canyon

Hello Friends, This morning we packed up and bid farewell to the Huacahuasi Lodge and drove back to Lares Pass. From the pass we descended down an original Incan trail towards the Totora Canyon. Along the way we were greeted … Continue reading

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – Moody Mountain Passes

Hello Friends, Today we ventured into the “Land of 1000 Lakes” and crossed two high mountain passes. We started our hike in Quiswarani (a small village) and headed towards our first pass called Huchuyccasa at 14,505’, where we were rewarded … Continue reading

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Team Cheese Does Lobuche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! In high spirits we hiked up out of Pheriche on track for the little village of Lobuche. With over 2000 feet of gain, we can feel the thin air. We celebrated our climb up Thukla hill, a particularly steep stretch. That’s Lobuche mountain behind the team. Amy is going […]

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – Getting up High!

Hello Friends, This morning we headed out from the Lamay Lodge and drove to Amaru at 13,150’, where we set out for a hike to Challwacasa Pass. We were greeted by a family of burros, who helped carry some gear … Continue reading

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Team Cheese Ball Enters Pheriche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Under cold skies we were rolling before the sun hit us. All were amazed by the view. We headed up the Duhd Kosi valley and encountered several indigenous animals. Yak traffic was thick. Things thinned out off road! We even spotted two well camouflaged young Himalayan Tar, of the […]


  • 3-Day Rainier Climb: Lunchtime

    So you’ve signed up for our 3-day climb of Mount Rainier, but are wondering what to pack for lunch each day. While we provide delicious, masterfully prepared, real-ingredient meals for breakfast and dinner, you’re right to take extra time to consider your snacks (known as “lunch” in the frontcountry!). Calories are fuel, and are almost […]

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    Camp Chef: Pesto Couscous

    Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips & […]

  • 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 […]

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