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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 16, 2011

Remembering at Everest Base Camp

On every trek to Everest Base Camp, we climb the Lobuche Pass, with its sweeping Himalayan panoramas and string of stone chortens remembering lost climbers. Last season, our lead guide in Nepal, Dawa Nuru Sherpa, remarked that with the incessant wind and weather, Scott Fischer's memorial was looking rather faded and that we should repaint it. Naturally I said, "Great idea!" [+] READ MORE

May 11, 2011

Friends and Fun at Everest Base Camp and Island Peak!

What a great season! As the Spring Everest Base Camp trips come to a close, we are looking ahead to the fall with excitement. Due to popular demand, we have added an additional date to our fall EBC trips. If you didn't have a chance to sign up for the October 8th trip, we now have a trip running on November 5th. [+] READ MORE

May 4, 2011

Ruth Gorge: Success on Peak 11,300 – final dispatch

Ahhh… Back in Anchorage where warm water, dry clothes and unprocessed food abound. It’s great to have a cup of coffee and reflect on a great trip in the Alaska Range. However, after 16 days of morning coffee with Mark it seems a bit out of place. Mark and I enjoyed a great window of weather with overall good conditions for our course and chosen objectives in the Ruth. [+] READ MORE