Tag: Treks

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Finale

Namaste Everyone, We had a marathon morning of shopping and wandering through the maze that is the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. Hundreds of shops, an overwhelming number of choices and many, many purchases. After buying friendship bracelets, the team escaped to the oasis called Garden of Dreams, where they enjoyed a tranquil lunch. Tonight we […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Return to KTM

Namaste Everyone, Greetings from the big city of Kathmandu. It’s a bit of sensory overload after the tranquillity and greenery of the Khumbu Valley, but we are embracing the mayhem nonetheless. We had a smooth and scenic helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu this morning. It was an exciting finish to our trip. Tomorrow we’ll […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Finish Strong

Namaste Everyone, We are interrupting a lively game of cards and a celebratory beer to let you all know that we finished our trek today strong and in style. We had another day of stellar weather and really enjoyed the amble from Phakding back to Lukla. We took our time, stopping along the way for […]

Patagonia Treak 2019 – START OF “W TREK” IN TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Hello everyone! The team crossed the border from Argentina to Chile and was welcomed with awesome views of the entire Torres del Paine Massif on a perfect clear day. They checked-in at EcoCamp and after spending one night in the cozy domes, they started the world famous “W Trek”. The team hiked to the French […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers in Phakding

Namaste Everyone, We spent the morning relaxing at the Panorama in Namche— well deserved after the preceding two long days of hiking. The highlight of the morning was when some students, including those sponsored by Alpine Ascents’ Sherpa Education Fund, came by to sell us some handmade greeting cards that they had made in order […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers to Namche Bazaar

Namaste Everyone, We awoke in Dingboche to clear blue skies and amazing views all around— what a relief after yesterday’s storm. Yesterday: Today: Pumped up by the great weather, the team really enjoyed the walk back to Namche. We stopped for lunch in Tengboche (great mushroom pizza) and then again for afternoon refreshments with a […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Enjoy Basecamp; Descend to Dingboche

Namaste Everyone, Greetings from Dingboche! We’re all doing well after an adventurous descent from Everest Basecamp in challenging weather. Some snow, some rain, poor visibility, lots of mud, a little bit of everything. Not to worry, the team rose to the occasion! Technical difficulties prevented us from sending a Cybercast from Everest Basecamp yesterday, but […]

Island Peak 2019 – Climbers Check In

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EBC Trek 2019 – Trekkers & Lobuche Climbers Part Ways

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EBC Trek 2019 – Kala Pattar Full Recap!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Up at five am to ensure an in encumbered views of Everest however Mother Nature had a different idea. Even at 7am we could see clouds rolling up the valley. We arrived in good time to the last outpost of civilization, Gorak Shep, tucked under beautiful Pumori, one of […]

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    Submission By Morgan McGonagle I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12 years old. As a very active and independent 12-year-old, this was not a convenient diagnosis. I wanted to be outside as much as possible at the time and was planning to attend a summer camp where I would be away […]

  • Training for Mountaineering Webinar with Steve House

    Alpine Ascents International hosted Steve House, founder of Uphill Athlete and author of the training bible for mountaineers and trail runners, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for a free webinar on February 20th. Steve covered the training approach that he used in his own career as a professional climber which he now uses to help […]

  • Self Love and Wilderness

    Submission by Avalon Qian. “Tag responsibly, keep the West wild.” I pause mid-mindless-instagram scroll. This is not the first time I have seen this sentiment in an instagram post or an article about leaving no trace: “Tag responsibly.” “Keep the West wild.” What does this tag mean? I understand the fear that wild places may […]

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