April 12, 2017
It sounds easy: Wake-up tea every morning, yaks carrying your bags, kind Sherpas showing you the way, tea houses with hot showers to wash the dust off every day.
Yet even with all that support, the challenge is real. This place remains untamed. It's such a beautiful yet harsh landscape. Dry, rocky, dusty. Blazing sun, cold nights.
Everest Base Camp Guide Shy Rohani reflects on the journey.[+] READ MORE
April 11, 2016
Most recent update from MM Guide Shayan: We have left Everest Base Camp under clear skies and cold temperatures. We had a very comfortable night there huddling in our heated dining tent. The camp has many fewer tents this year but it seems by the amount of traffic headed up the trail that won't last long. [+] READ MORE
April 4, 2016
Mountain Madness guide Shayan Rohani called in with the following live update from Nepal:
This is Shayan calling in from Dingboche on our first spring Everest Base Camp Trek. So far everything is going exceedingly well.
We had some interesting weather trying to get into Lukla, and ended up hiring a helicopter in order to arrive on schedule. However, the helicopter wasn’t able to land in Lukla, so we overnighted with the crew in Lamidanda, which is a small hill village on the way. [+] READ MORE
December 28, 2015
Mountain Madness President Mark Gunlogson took a handful of our regular Nepal trekking staff out for their first rock climbing experience. Though it may be hard to believe, none of our porters, assistants, or kitchen staff had ever worn a climbing harness or had the chance to climb on a rope before. Only summit expedition member Temba was an experienced climber--and today he would be the belayer.[+] READ MORE