NEWSLETTERS - Everest South 2012

Newsletter 1912 May 2012

Leaving Base Camp While I am writing this basking in the unseasonably warm sunshine, the Himalayan Experience base camp is slowly being dismantled around me. “The last Sherpa...

Newsletter 189 May 2012

The reasons why Himalayan Experience is pulling out Over the past few days, many websites and blogs have reported about Russell Brice’s decision to cancel his expedition, speculating...

Newsletter 177 May 2012

Himex ends Everest expedition The current dangerous conditions in the Khumbu Icefall and on the Lhotse Face have forced Himalayan Experience to abandon its expeditions to Everest, Lhotse...

Newsletter 163 May 2012

Dangerous Rockfall Thwarts Everest Expeditions Himalayan Experience has had to put its expedition on hold due to too many hazards on the mountain. “The danger on the...

Newsletter 1530 April 2012

Brief update from the Everest region This is just a very brief update from all our teams, to make sure our family and friends at home know that everyone is well in the Himalayan...

Newsletter 1427 April 2012

Exodus from Base Camp Last night the Himalayan Experience camp stirred to life at midnight with half of the group getting ready to leave for Camp II. This time, the ‘Yetis’...

Newsletter 1326 April 2012

Dangerous tradition in the Sherpa culture The tragic death of one of the climbing Sherpas at Mount Everest base camp last Wednesday gave us some food for thought here at the Himalayan...

Newsletter 1226 April 2012

Blessings, Briefings and Base Camp Life Over the past two days, the whole team has been united at base camp and even though everyone was supposed to be resting after having used up lots of...

Newsletter 1123 April 2012

Practicing icefall skills All the Yaks and Yetis are back at base camp and on Monday the rest of the crew, including Trekkers as well as Nuptse and Lhotse climbers, is due to arrive...

Newsletter 1023 April 2012

Yaks are back, Yetis still up on the hill Life has come back to Everest Base Camp with the Yaks having finished their acclimatisation rotation on Lobuje East. They returned to base camp on...

Newsletter 919 April 2012

Acclimatising, Rope Fixing and Sad News The members of our first group, dubbed the ‘Yaks’, have spent their first night on top of Lobuje East at 6,129m (20,225ft),which should...

Newsletter 817 April 2012

Everest Base Camp - Behind the Scenes While the Everest climbers are acclimatising on Lobuje East having all summited the peak in the past two days, life at Everest base camp goes on....

Newsletter 716 April 2012

Heading up Lobuje East Finally, the real climbing has begun! The first half of the Everest climbers is on its way up to Lobuje East peak on their first acclimatisation rotation....

Newsletter 612 April 2012

Medical checks, short walks and climbing practice On their second day at base camp, some of the members went for a stroll up to the main camp while others did their laundry, enjoyed the...

Newsletter 510 April 2012

Arriving ‘home’ on Easter Monday After 10 days of trekking through the beautiful Khumbu region, the Himalayan Experience team has finally arrived at their temporary home, a...

Newsletter 48 April 2012

Snowy Days in Pheriche After having enjoyed a magnificent day during their walk up to Pheriche, the team experienced some heavy snowfall once they had reached the village. “We...

Newsletter 35 April 2012

The only way is up I have just spoken to our guide Adrian, who together with the team was basking in the sunshine having lunch on their way to the next stop in Pheriche. This Sherpa village...

Newsletter 23 April 2012

Relaxing in Khumjung The Himalayan Experience team has been resting in Khumjung for the past two days, enjoying the stunning mountain views and the clean air, which is a huge relief after...

Everest 2012 Members2 April 2012

  BASE CAMP STAFF Russell BRICE New Zealand Daniel MAJID United Kingdom Monica PIRIS CHAVARRI Spain living in United Kingdom Doctor  ...

Newsletter 12 April 2012

Another Everest season has begun The time of year has come, when hotel lobbies in Kathmandu are filling up with blue mountaineering barrels, gear shops are teeming with climbers doing their...