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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 […]

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek Tours Cusco

Hi Friends, This morning we awoke to a deluge of rain and decided to postpone our tour of Cusco in hopes of sunnier skis. Fortunately the afternoon provided us with clearer skies, and we had a great tour of some … Continue reading

Fall 2018 EBC Trek – Cheese Balls Climb to Tengboche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Dropping down into the Duhd Kosi valley we lost 1,500 feet. However we had to gain it all back and then some. After what seemed to be hours we entered the Tengboche gate. It was worth the effort though as we got our first glimpse of Everest. Our timing […]

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    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 […]

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    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

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