Written By: sean on October 7, 2017 3 Comments
Kilimanjaro – day 1

Everyone is well and rested after an arduous flight through the night from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro. Tomorrow the climb begins.




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Written By: sean on April 28, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – summit 6189m

From Sean – ‘We reached the summit at 9.15.  It was one helluva thrash as climate change has destroyed the headwall which used to be all ice and snow but is now mixed terrain.  It’s been a 15 hours mission and we are now in Chhukung.  We are hoping to push to Everest Base Camp […]

Written By: sean on April 26, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – more pics

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.

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