General Blog, hiking, travel

I Pooped My Pants Last Night

September 22 I should ask for a Kindle the next time gifts are being given. I love reading and it would be handy to have a lot of books on one small tablet. Although I do like the feel of real books, it's not very practical to carry around 10 books while traveling. Pooped my… Continue reading I Pooped My Pants Last Night

climbing, hiking, travel

Step, Step, Rest, and Breathe

September 20 We left around 8ish in the morning from Khare, all of our gear for a high altitude adventure packed up and ready to go, crampons, ice axes, helmets, harnesses, horribly heavy ice boots, food, snacks, warm clothes, tent, cooking supplies, rope, carabineers, prusik, ascender, all the essentials. And every time I’m so impressed… Continue reading Step, Step, Rest, and Breathe

hiking, travel

Today Was Hard

September 17 5013 meters tonight! (16,446 feet) Tea in the morning before leaving up to Khare Today was hard. Felt sick most of the morning. We did stop by a beautiful lake and made a few rock towers, but my stomach and head felt weird, and I felt just exhausted. I was very glad to… Continue reading Today Was Hard

hiking, travel

Off Season Hiking to Samha

September 15 Home for the night, great pancakes here too! Half of hiking is digging through your bag in hopes that you can find that one thing you know is in there and it started on the top yet somehow made its way to the very bottom. The other half is griping about how many… Continue reading Off Season Hiking to Samha

climbing, General Blog, hiking, travel

Mera Peak: Adventure Day 1

A few years ago (can't believe it's been that long already!) I was working in Vietnam as a kayak and rock climb guide and had been saving up my vacation days for a few months. After I left it was no longer allowed, but I managed to save up enough days to plan an epic… Continue reading Mera Peak: Adventure Day 1