Thank you so much to the many who sent emails, LinkedIn posts, Facebook posts, and phone calls. How did you all know how profoundly this tragedy on Everest would have affected me, and how much your caring comments and concern would mean to me?
This blog covers my 2013 trek to Everest Base Camp and back, October 31 to November 23, 2013. I organized the posts in order of the climb to enable reading the complete story consecutively. Click on the YouTube icon to go to my Everest 2013 Trek Playlist. You can also read my 2011 Everest Trek […]
Update 1 October 29 to 31, 2011 – Saturday to Monday After 14 ½ hours from Chicago landed at New Delhi. Spent the night in the Eaton Smart hotel in the international section of the airport. We were met by a very helpful young man who escorted us to the hotel while our luggage and other […]
A summary of my trip.
Update 9 – A Wedding at the Top of The World Everest Base Camp — November 10, 2011 While at Base Camp admiring the unbelievable scenery, the incomparable view of Mt. Everest with the Kumbu Icefall in the foreground and the 27,900 ft. peak of Lhotse creating an impressive cloud against the impossibly blue sky […]
Update 8 – Final Click on the image below for a short video of our Escape from Lukla! 16th November, 2011 – Wednesday Stuck in Lukla All day yesterday we hiked in thick fog, sometimes in a fine drizzle. It was quite cold, and we were concerned about our flight from Lukla to Kathmandu […]
Update 7 10th November, 2011 – Thursday – Day 7 Well, I tried to upload the video I mentioned in my last post but the Internet at Namche Bazaar at 11,286 ft. was not very reliable – the video did not make it to YouTube. So, here is a more complete update of the last […]
Update 6 On November 10, we awoke in Lebouche and trekked through Gorak Shep on to Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft.) then back to Gorak Shep to spend a fitful night at high altitude 5,180m (16,995 ft.). Early the next morning, we climbed Kala Patthar 5,545m (18,192 ft.) for superb Himalayan scenery including Kent and […]
Everest Base Camp Update 5 We made it to Everest Base Camp today. After seven days of very hard trekking – I would rather call it climbing – we finally reached our goal: Everest Base Camp at 5,364 metres (17,700 ft.) Today’s hike was brutal. Many elevation changes, scampering over huge boulders, loose gravel, drop-offs […]
Base Camp Hike Update 4 The Six Pack and the Mountain of Destiny Click on the photo to go to for a “Trailer” of our Everest Adventure We are at Namche Bazaar, two days’ hike into the adventure. I think the past two days’ hike was as hard as the summit […]