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NAMCHE

“…since you have demonstrated that you can’t make the right decision yourself, I have to make this decision for you– going down is the only option….”  — Eric Simmonson Today is the rest day in Namche. I got up early to take an easy walk up the hill of memorial park, and caught some nice pictures […]

EVEREST CLIMB – MY TREK FROM MONJO TO NAMCHE

Didn’t sleep too well last night. Went to bed late because I stayed up to write my journal after I watched the movies, then woke up a few times. I woke up before dawn at the bell ring of passing yaks. Based on my past experience, I know I’m slow on the acclimatization process— that’s […]

EVEREST CLIMB – FROM LUKLA TO MONJO

We got up at 4:30am for 6:30am flight to Lukla. After having waited at the airport for 6 hours yesterday only to have the flight canceled, I was just reminded of my experience of waiting in Talkitna Alaska for my flight to Denali. So when the flight was delayed again this morning due to weather […]

TRIP TO EVEREST – MY IMPRESSION OF KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Despite not having my luggage with me when I arrived at Kathmandu, I had a face mask handy. My friends, who have been here before, advised me to get one, as the air in the city is very dusty and polluted. I was nicely surprised— the air was not as dusty as I expected, compared […]

EVEREST REPORT – TRAVEL AND LUGGAGE ISSUES!

I must have all the luck! Anytime I go on an international trip, I always have so many issues that I am expecting things to happen regardless… Despite my barely being packed until the last minute before my departure time, I made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare, thanks to the […]

Everest Trip Intro

IMG, the guiding company, just published the list of climbers of the season. There are a total of fourteen members in the Sherpa-guided group (my group), one guided by western guides, two express climbers, and seven in hybrid team, plus two Lhotse and two camp 2/3 climbers, making a total of twenty-eight under IMG management. […]

Packing for Everest

Packing gear for a trip to Everest is not a trivial matter. In fact, it is a huge undertaking and much more complicated than it has been for any of my previous trips. I first downloaded the gear list from the guiding company into a spreadsheet. Then slowly, the one-sheet list grew into a workbook, […]