September 24 Well, the hiking adventure is basically over at this point. Still in Lukla, waiting for the weather to clear to the plane can come from Kathmandu. Been up since 5am and it's now nearly 7am, but it's nice. Maybe I'll get an extra day here, spend some time exploring around Lukla, that'd be… Continue reading Adventures in Closing
Then the 1am wake up call came. It was far too early but thankfully all I had to do was pull on some pants over the pants I had slept in. Tried to go poo, didn’t happen. Noodle soup for breakfast. It was snowing and windy and cold and dark as fuck. Waking up to… Continue reading Is this Type III fun?
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
September 14 View from breakfast Woke up to the most amazing view ever. What was covered with fog and clouds when we arrived opened up to snow covered mountains reaching out of the valley. Absolutely amazing. Astani said today would be a bit harder, so looking forward to it, yesterday was pretty chill. Steep, but… Continue reading Su Cha: Sherpa Butter Tea
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