Written By: sean on April 24, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak –  Chhukung (4750m)

The group is now conditioned, hardened and rested.  They went from Thangnak over Cho La (pass) and ended up at Dugla.  They overnighted and crossed Kongma La (5535m) the day before yesterday. Yesterday was a rest day in Chhukung. Weather looks good for a push up to Island Peak Base Camp this morning, high camp […]

Written By: sean on April 21, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – Gokyo (4750m)

Yesterday was a fairly big day with a push over Reno Pass (5435m) .  If the visibility was good, they would have experienced a magnificent mountainscape which included Everest in the background and the lakes of Gokyo in the foreground.  The group then gunned down the hill into Gokyo for a hearty meal at one […]

Written By: sean on April 19, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – Lungden (4380m)

Monday was a rest/acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar which included a walk to the nearby village Khumjung and a visit to the monastery which houses the famous Yeti skull.

Yesterday the group left Namche Bazaar and traversed the contour line towards the quaint village of Thame (3750m). Situated on a bend in the river and found […]

Written By: sean on April 16, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – Namche Bazaar (3445m)

The group reached Namche Bazaar today. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu Valley.  Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche rests in. Halfway up the hill, a gap in the trees allows for views of Everest for the first time. If the weather […]

Written By: sean on April 15, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak (6189m) and the Three Passes

The Three Passes is the ultimate trek in the Everest region. Starting in the Khumbu Valley, home of the Sherpa people, the group will acclimatise for Island Peak by tackling some of the three most incredible passes in the Himalayas – Renjo La (5435m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m).

On their way…

Written By: sean on January 7, 2017 No Comment

Sean’s called to say they are on their way back to Base Camp (Plaza de Mulas) and will get there this evening. They will stay at BC tomorrow and head back to Mendoza on Monday.  There is no weather window for the rest of the week.

Written By: sean on January 7, 2017 No Comment

Sean called to say bad weather has moved in so they are heading down.  Will get an update once they’ve reached Base Camp.

Written By: sean on January 6, 2017 No Comment

The team have arrived at Colera where they will spend the night.  They depart for the summit bid at approx 4am tomorrow.

Written By: sean on January 6, 2017 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – going higher

Hear from Sean last night to say that the weather has been good so far.  Looking on the forecast it looks like the wind picks up quite a bit today so holding thumbs…

Written By: sean on January 5, 2017 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Nido (5500m)

The team will depart Base Camp today and will climb to Nido where they will overnight.  Tomorrow the plan is to climb to Camp Colera (5900m), overnight and then if the weather is good attempt to summit early Saturday morning.

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