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Dendi Sherpa, our long man

Dendi Sherpa, our long man

This post was meant to highlight our successes of the past few months on Cho Oyu and Mera. However, a recent event has forever marred our happiness in the death of Dendi Sherpa. Early morning on November 3rd, Dendi was…
Lakpa, Chirring and Chris summit K2! 6PM
Yesterday 26th July at 2.15pm (Pakistan time), Lakpa, Chirring and Chris Burke stood on top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Chris was the first Westerner to summit the mountain this season. Not just that, she's now…

Makalu summits! 11AM

Fantastic news just in, the Makalu team summited this morning at 6am.

Back on Makalu push 9AM

Fortunately another window has opened so the Makalu team are presently climbing to camp 4. Once they get there, they'll rest in preparation for their summit bid starting tonight. It's a bit busy up there with lots of teams also…
Despite mild wind weather predictions, strong winds prevented the Makalu team from reaching Camp 3 on the 15th. Camp 3 sits on the Makalu la, a pass or saddle that is exposed to winds.
Chris and Vance have completed their camp 3 rotation on Makalu with Lakpa, Ngima and Galden. At the moment the winds aren’t looking great at the summit so they’re patiently sitting tight at base camp for the window to open.…
I am back in Kathmandu and am relieved to leave behind another tumultuous Everest season.

Everest team is going home 12PM

After days of uncertainty and unrest at Everest base camp, the Himalayan Ascent team can finally officially announcement that they're going home. Our guides had already decided to quit the expedition following the loss of our friends and teammates last…
With heavy hearts, today we farewell our friend and brother, Ankaji Sherpa. Today his spirits will soar to heights above Everest to a new world I know that will welcome him with love. See you in our next life brother.Ankaji…
Himalayan Ascent have never had to make a post like this before, so we are lost for words how to express this: We regret to confirm that during yesterday's avalanche between Everest base camp and Camp 1, we lost 3…
Puja completed, climbing to begin! 5PM
After much preparation and excitement, our puja this morning got underway with all of our Everest climbers and gear in attendance. This year a lama from Pangboche led our ceremony. As is also the local tradition, we celebrated the end…

At Everest Base Camp 11AM

The team arrived at Everest base camp yesterday and everyone is super excited. This afternoon they will take a tour of the season's circus and will take a peek at the ice fall.