Speed hike to Namche 7PM

The team started off early today, keen to hit the trails and the big hike up to Namche. About half way up, they were rewarded by clear views of Everest!! However, the views and great weather did not distract and…

Amadablam Expedition 2013 9.30AM

The first Amadablam expedition team have just arrived in Lukla under blue skies with no winds, a perfect day to fly to Lukla. Sumit is leading this first team, which includes Mark Ayrey (New Zealand), Allan Cohrs (Australia, on his…

Wrapping up the summer season 1PM

The monsoon clouds are still amongst us here in Kathmandu as we wrap up the past weeks of summer climbing. It's been a successful season on a few 8000m peaks. Ang Kaji popped into the office today tanned and beaming…
Lakpa and Sumit have both had productive summers. Lakpa led a group to the Karakoram range in Pakistan. The expedition was slightly delayed by the unfortunate and sad Nanga Parbat base camp attack, but despite being rattled by the incident…

Summit day by Margaret 8AM

As the team are waiting for flights back to Kathmandu from Lukla, they've spent time reflecting back on their summit day. Margaret posts a more detailed account of the day below:

Heading home 1PM

Whilst teams are building on the Western Cwn and on the South Col (~35 climbers have delayed summit bids due to strong winds and are waiting out another day for an attempt tonight, hopefully with plenty of oxygen!), we are…
The team arrived back at base camp at lunchtime. As they rest, eat, wash and think about packing, the crowds are starting to develop above. Groups are beginning to prepare for a summit push over the next few days.

Resting at Camp 2 4PM

Everyone is resting at Camp 2, except Chris who has already headed back to BC with Chirring. We certainly had a tough team this year. Margaret, Peter, Warren and Chris, all experienced climbers, impressed our guides throughout the rotations with…
Our teams had a successful morning. Young Chirring picked up where the fixing team left off on Lhotse and fixed the last 300m of the summit blocks, and summited at 10.30am this morning. Chris summited at 11.30am with Lakpa and…

Set to launch from Camp 4 5PM

It's just a matter of waiting a few more hours now. The Lhotse team of Lakpa, Chris, Chirring and Pasang arrived at Camp 4 ~7800m around 2pm today. They split from the Everest group after the Yellow Band and continued…

The plan from Camp 3 1.30PM

The team reached Camp 3 at 1PM today. As expected it's a little windy but this should ease off by the evening. Tonight they'll sleep with supplemental oxygen to prime them for the next stage, hopefully tomorrow if the weather…

Heading up 7AM

They're heading up! This morning the group left at 2am, they've passed Camp 1 and are heading to Camp 2 for lunch.