Stories

Fish and chips at 3440m

We had a good walk this morning. We reached Namche in 3 hours and headed straight to the comforts of Cafe 8848 for lunch, expresso coffee and beer battered fish and chips! Quite a change from the diet of Hillary…

Everest and Lhotse spring 8AM

The excitement is building. Pack bags and drums (tick), last minute errands (tick), fuel up on protein and desserts (tick tick), fly out to Lukla without hiccups (tick tick tick !!). And they are off. The team is a few…

Happy to be in Lukla 6PM

Nice and cold in Lukla…down jackets already at 2800m.
We're on the eve of kicking off our Everest and Lhotse spring 2013 season! We're super excited this year to be leading an expedition on Lhotse alongside our annual Everest trip.
Chris Burke achieved her 1st summit on Ama Dablam with Lakpa (his 21st!!!!) on Nov 29th. Ama Dablam has been a goal of Chris' for a while after sickness foiled her 1st attempt in 2010. Feeling fit off Parchermo this…

Diane's Khumbu adventures 9AM

Read Pt 1 of Diane Westaway's adventures in the Khumbu (Ama Dablam/Lobuche) with us.

1st summit on Parchermo 4PM

Chris Burke made the first summit of Parchermo (6273m) for Himalaya Ascent with Jangbu and Pasang on November 18th! Chris is already heading towards Ama Dablam base camp now for her next adventure on our favourite mountain with Lakpa.
Pat's team successfully topped out on Ama Dablam today with Lakpa, now celebrating his 20th on the Khumbu darling!! They moved from Camp 2.7 and reached the summit at 12pm. They'll be back at base camp tomorrow.

Team Pat on way to Camp 2 15-11-12 9AM

Pat's Ama Dablam team are on their way to the infamous Camp 2 (i.e. a tiny rock ledge on top of a pillar) for their summit attempt. They acclimatized on Lobuche East and are now making a direct attempt on…

Summits on old faithful Lobuche East 5PM

Both Sumit's (Very Best of Everest) and Pat's groups have summited Lobuche East, Pat's yesterday and Sumit's the day before. For Sumit's team, it was their first stab at mountaineering and they all did amazing! After resting an extra day…

Team Garrett summit Ama Dablam 3PM

More topouts on Ama Dablam with Garrett successfully leading his team to the top this morning. They moved from Camp 2.7 to reach the summit at 10.30am. Meanwhile Lakpa is enjoying some extended rest time in Ama Dablam base camp…
Matt Eaton and Nima Sherpa led by Lakpa summitted Ama Dablam this morning at 9am! Awesome work by the boys, especially Lakpa who now carries 19 summits to his name on Ama Dablam.