May 15, 2013
Summit Push: Day 3. First things first: Adrian and Sergey are well on their way to the South Col, they are both feeling well and climbing well. The Sherpa are ahead of them, also doing well; they have arrived at a very windy South Col to get the tents up and ready for the others to arrive. Conditions on the mountain are good...for climbing; wind is gusty (as we were led to expect by the forecast...
Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow Expeditions, Climbing, Everest, Summit push, Tallest Mountain in the World02 Comments Write a Comment
May 14, 2013
Summit Push: Day 1 A 4am start is never anyone's favorite...but it got Adrian and Sergey in to camp 2 before the oppressive heat of the Western Cwm took hold. They both made it to camp in good spirits, despite having to negotiate the Ice Fall in ski boots and with their skis on their packs. I have spoken to them both on the radio and they are well and looking forward to having the rest of the day...01 Comment Write a Comment
May 13, 2013
On The Move.... Adrian and Sergey are enjoying their last afternoon in the Zebra Den before the real work starts. It's been a great week of relaxing, catching up with friends, eating good food and drinking good wine, but finally, the stars have aligned, the opinions of our forecasters in Bern are coming together and the weather charts look consistently promising. We are ready to go. Our four...02 Comments Write a Comment
May 10, 2013
We just got news from our phenom rope fixing sherpa team that they have reached the summit of Mt. Everest. It is a good day, with sun and moderate winds. This means the team has not only been able to summit and string ropes, but has also been improving anchors, and looking at ways to lessen traffic jams on the difficult sections of the route. It's a great day! I remember rope-fixing...
Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow Expeditions, climb Everest, Everest, Everest expedition, Rope Fixing, Sherpa01 Comment Write a Comment
May 9, 2013
As the Alpenglow team sits in Base Camp and waits for the jetstream to shift to allow for Everest and Lhotse summit attempts (and skiing!), we have been having lots of discussions with friends and peers about the future of climbing Mount Everest. Alpenglow is planning some significant changes to our Everest expeditions to maximize Sherpa and climber safety and success. Stay tuned for details on...
climb Everest, Everest rescues, heli Everest, helicopter rescue Everest, ski Everest, ski Lhotse couloir00 Comments Write a Comment