NEWSLETTERS - Everest South 2011

Newsletter 2320 May 2011

Summit Success On Friday, 20 May 2011, eight Himalayan Experience clients, three guides and 10 Sherpas reached the top of the world between 5.50am and 7am. “The weather was great...

Newsletter 2219 May 2011

Everest Crew reaches South Col “Everyone has arrived here at Camp IV - there is a light wind and it is beautiful,” we heard Adrian say over the radio on Thursday...

Newsletter 2118 May 2011

Everest Summit Push is On Once again, apologies for not having sent an update for a few days, however, the Lhotse team, including your blogger, has been to Camp II and Camp III and...

Newsletter 2013 May 2011

Everest and Lhotse teams meet again at base camp Apologies for not updating the newsletter for a few days, however, the Lhotse team was staying on the summit of Lobuche East for two...

Newsletter 199 May 2011

Latest updates on Everest and Lobuche Base Camps This is just a quick update on what's been happening both at Everest and Lobuche base camp. The Lhotse group, including John and Mike,...

Newsletter 186 May 2011

First team reaches the top of the world this season On 5 May 2011 at 4pm Nepali time, nine climbers reached the top of Mount Everest becoming the first team to reach the summit of the...

Newsletter 175 May 2011

Some go up, some come down Wednesday morning saw a lot of activity in the Himalayan Experience camp with the Everest team arriving from their acclimatisation rotation from Camp II...

Newsletter 165 May 2011

One night at Camp III and then slowly back to base While the Lhotse and trekking group have been on an acclimatisation trip to the 5,500m (18,150ft) high Kala Patar just outside Gorak...

Newsletter 153 May 2011

Special Camp II Pizza Delivery While the Everest team has spent their second night at 6,400m (21,120ft), two Sherpas nipped up to Camp II at the crack of dawn on Saturday to deliver...

Newsletter 143 May 2011

The first nights below the Lhotse Face On Thursday morning, we were woken with a loud ‘Good morning’ by our kitchen staff pretending it was the usual wake up call....

Newsletter 133 May 2011

Getting ready for the real deal After another rest day at base camp the members are slowly getting ready to go up on the mountain for Phase Two of their acclimatisation programme....

Newsletter 1226 April 2011

Resting, rope fixing and roaming for the Internet Easter Sunday started out like every other day with a hot towel and a nice cup of tea in ‘bed’ or rather on the mat...

Newsletter 1122 April 2011

Two nights on top On Thursday at the crack of dawn all Everest members, apart from David Tait and our guide Adrian who went a day earlier, left for the top of Lobuche East. The climb...

Newsletter 1022 April 2011

‘Moni the Medic’ and ‘Billi the Blogger’ While our team is on its way to the summit of Lobuche or already on their way down, I will be wandering up the Khumbu...

Newsletter 922 April 2011

Acclimatisation process in full swing On Saturday after lunch, all members, guides and some of the Sherpas headed down the valley to Lobuche base camp, where they are staying one night...

Newsletter 815 April 2011

Rest, Practice and a Glimpse into the Khumbu Icefall After having enjoyed a slightly clouded view of Everest from Kala Pattar on Wednesday, the team had a rest day on Thursday. In...

Newsletter 713 April 2011

Buddhist Blessings for a Successful Expedition Tuesday started as usual with a hot fresh face towel and a cup of tea in bed or rather ‘on the sleeping mat’, which is just...

Newsletter 611 April 2011

Home sweet home The group has finally set foot into their temporary home at 5,350m that has been diligently set up by Himalayan Experience’s Sherpa team over the past three weeks....

Newsletter 57 April 2011

Lobuche Base Camp – almost home The team is currently making its way up to Lobuche village (4,910m), where Himalayan Experience has set up a base camp for the acclimatisation...

Newsletter 45 April 2011

From Phortse to Pheriche After a sturdy breakfast, the group left Phortse and is now on its way Pheriche, which at 4,600m is the next acclimatisation stop for two days. “It snowed...

Newsletter 34 April 2011

Khumjung Main Square turns into Cricket Pitch The team has spent its first full rest day in Khumjung and according to our guide Adrian some people took the opportunity to rest, but...

Newsletter 23 April 2011

The adventure begins On Thursday morning, the team simply had to roll out of bed, have breakfast on the terrace offering a stupendous view of Boudha, Kathmandu’s famous Buddhist...

Newsletter 130 March 2011

Himex Spring Season is kicking off It’s the last week in March and Kathmandu is teeming with mountaineers, no matter whether they are first timers or old hands, who have come here...