November 4, 2012
Sitting poolside at the Kathmandu Hyatt in November.... this is the time and place each year that the Alpenglow guides and staff wrap-up and debrief the Himalayan season. At least it is where we begin our defrosting! Then it's off to Thailand for our "annual meeting". This autumn season in Nepal has been one of my most memorable since I began climbing in Nepal in 1997. And, as often happens with...
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November 2, 2012
This morning we have had the final wave of Alpenglow team members on the summit. Chad Peele, Rene Bergsma and Charles Sherwood along with Nima Sherpa and Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, and a little later, but still in fabulous time, Brian Warren, Dorji Sonam Gyalzen Sherpa and Stuart Carder. All are on their way down to camp 2.7 and we hope to have them back in base camp this evening. A...
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November 1, 2012
Monica writes: More successes on Ama Dablam from the Alpenglow team. This morning Danuru, Pasang, Tenzing and Palden Sherpa stood on the top, as did Adrian, Ephi and Jon. They were all fast and strong and enjoyed warm and benign conditions with almost no wind. All have arrived back to base camp! Congratulations! ....as for Brian and Chad and the rest of the crew. They made spectacularly good time...02 Comments Write a Comment
November 1, 2012
Camp 1 on Ama Dablam is perched high up on a rocky ridge offering just enough of a view of the route to the summit to conjure a range of emotions fluctuating on a sliding scale between excitement and sense of “what the hell have I gotten myself into…??” Whilst it isn’t the most comfortable camping spot in the world, the fact that the sun crests over the mountain and hits the tents at 6.15 AM is a...00 Comments Write a Comment
October 31, 2012
After celebrating the success of our first summit team, and saying goodbye to two of that crew (Sergey and Valdis left us a couple of days ago by helicopter straight to Kathmandu)....and welcoming back the others after their acclimatisation: the time has come to amp up for the next set of summits. The quick turnaround has been due to the advice from our friends and forecasters in Bern. The...
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