NEWSLETTERS - Everest South 2013

Newsletter #1929 May 2013

Newsletter #19 - Everest South 2013 Leaving Base Camp “Our base camp is pretty much packed up in barrels and boxes, and I am very relieved that all our Sherpas have finished their last trip through the icefall,”...

Newsletter #1823 May 2013

Newsletter #18 - Everest South 2013 Summit Success on Everest On 23rd May 2013, 22 Himalayan Experience members, guides and Sherpas reached the top of Mount Everest between 4.40am and 5.40am. “It was actually a...

Newsletter #1721 May 2013

Newsletter #17 - Everest South 2013 Everyone Safe at Camp 3 After a well-deserved rest day at 6,400m, our Everest team left Camp 2 at 6am on Tuesday morning to move up to Camp 3, edging their way towards the summit of Mount...

Newsletter #1619 May 2013

Newsletter #16 - Everest South 2013 Ups and Downs of Base Camp Life Relaxing at BC after the big climbs While our Lhotse and Nuptse teams were climbing their respective mountains, life at base camp continued...

Newsletter #1518 May 2013

Newsletter #15 - Everest South 2013 Lhotse and Nuptse success; Everest aiming to summit on 23rd May Even though Himalayan Experience has been fairly quiet on the Internet over the past few days, our Sherpas, guides and...

Newsletter #1411 May 2013

Newsletter #14 - Everest South 2013 First summits of the season David and Lhakpa Nuru on the summit. The start of my day is usually with a big mug of coffee made by our Sherpa cooks Lhakpa at 2am. I then peel...

Newsletter #139 May 2013

Newsletter #13 - Everest South 2013 Situation at base camp calm; rope fixing ongoing This may be a belated statement on the incident that happened on the Lhotse Face and consequently at Camp 2 on Mount Everest on 27th April...

Newsletter #126 May 2013

Newsletter #12 - Everest South 2013 Everyone back at base camp safe and sound Once again, apologies for the long silence, however, internet connection, power supply and the strength to carry all the equipment up the hill...

Newsletter #1129 April 2013

Newsletter #11 - Everest South 2013 Avalanche in the Icefall On Sunday, 28th April, our five guides, Woody, Suzanne, Shinji, Bruce and Francois as well as two of our members, Evelyne from Switzerland and David...

Newsletter #1027 April 2013

Newsletter #10 - Everest South 2013 Life behind the scenes goes on, while members ‘hurry up and wait’ “It has just occurred to me that exactly twelve years ago, Evelyne, Naoki and I were on the North side...

Newsletter #926 April 2013

Newsletter #9 - Everest South 2013 First acclimatisation rotation done; Camp 2 established Now that the rope fixing schedule is more or less set, the blogger is back ‘in town’ and the communication is working...

Newsletter #823 April 2013

Newsletter #8 - Everest South 2013 This newsletter was written on 16th April, however, as Billi was 'out of town' and Russell was busy with meetings and getting his Sherpas safely through the icefall, it had been...

Newsletter #712 April 2013

Newsletter #7 - Everest South 2013 Finally the teams are reunited at base camp I am writing this from our Lobuje Camp, where I have just missed our Lhotse/Nuptse team, who were heading up the hill to join their Everest...

Newsletter #68 April 2013

Newsletter #6 - Everest South 2013 Almost at Everest Base Camp The Everest team is only one day away from Base Camp whereas the Lhotse/Nuptse crew has just arrived in Pheriche, where they will be spending another rest day...

Newsletter #56 April 2013

Newsletter #5 - Everest South 2013 Base Camp Set Up and Waiting for its Dwellers While our two groups are trekking up the Khumbu to reach base camp in a few days, the Himex Sherpas have finished setting up our temporary...

Newsletter #45 April 2013

Newsletter #4 - Everest South 2013 Checking Out the Pressure Bag “It’s a beautiful day here, but Billi isn’t it a bit early to ring,” said a sleepy Herbert when I rang him for an update at 7...

Newsletter #34 April 2013

Newsletter #3 - Everest South 2013 Cows in the streets – trekkers in the hills As most expeditions are heading up the Everest region, Kathmandu traffic police have launched a campaign to round up stray cows roaming...

Newsletter #22 April 2013

Newsletter #2 - Everest South 2013 Enjoying the clean air in Namche and Khumjung After a sturdy breakfast in Phakding, the first stop on the trek, the Himalayan Experience team ambled along the Dudh Kosi River and...

Newsletter #11 April 2013

Newsletter #1 - Everest South 2013 Himex team heading off to the Everest region Surely but slowly trekkers and climbers are arriving in Kathmandu, hotel lobbies are filling up with expedition leaders sorting their gear...