Everest/Lhotse Face

 

In May 2011, my dear friend Neal Beidleman and I attempted to climb Mt. Everest, with the objective of skiing the Lhotse Face – a skiing objective that challenged our skills at over 27,000 ft. On May 25, we summited Mt. Everest with perfect conditions.

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Blog Posts from Everest

Our Final Push to the Summit

Hey Everyone, I'm sitting here now in a hotel in Bangkok reflecting on the enormity of the last two months is somewhat overwhelming.  We summited just 5 days ago but already it seems somewhat far off. Our summit push was intense at times, yet spread over a week. ...

Catching My Breath

Hey Everyone, We've been making our way back to 'civilization' over the past few days and will be posting some pictures from our summit day - we're still reflecting on the amazing experience. In the mean time, I had a chance to catch up with the Aspen Daily News....

Here We Go!

Exciting times here in the Mountain Trip Basecamp.  Today, after an exhaustive review of numerous weather forecasts and computer weather models, we have made the decision to go for it.  So here is the plan... we will leave for Camp II tomorrow morning at 4 am and then...

We’re Back at Basecamp

I'm going to keep this report short, mainly because there is not much to say at this point.  We just got back to basecamp from 4 days down valley resting and eating in the small village of Dingboche.  It was great to recover a few thousand feet lower than basecamp...

Skiing the Lhotse Face

Namaste and greetings everyone! We are finally back down in Basecamp after our second rotation on the mountain.  We did six nights at Camp II, which is at 21,400' and had excellent weather while we were up there acclimatizing.  The great thing about Camp II is that...

Everest Basecamp and Pumori Camp I

Post written on April 29 Today we did a training hike up to Camp I on Pumori, a 7000-meter peak across the Khumbu Valley from Nuptse.  I brought my big lens on got some great shots of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse near the top.  We have one more full rest day in BC...

Neal Beidleman’s Slideshow from Everest

Hey Everyone, Here are some photo's shot by my partner, Neal Beidleman. Enjoy. Bill, Ephi and Chris topping out the icefall. Photo: Neal Beidleman Peering into a crack, Everest in the background. Photo: Neal Beidleman Dome at Camp 2. Photo: Neal Beidleman Lhotse the...

Back in Basecamp

Hi Everyone. I'm gonna keep this one short for now as we just arrived back in BC today after our first rotation up the mountain.  We spent 2 nights at Camp I (19,500 ft) and 3 nights at Camp II (21,000 feet) and I'm happy to report that aside from a few coughs,...

Celebrating Puja at Basecamp

April 19, 2011  7:19 pm  Everest Basecamp Before ever setting foot on Everest, or other Himalayan peaks for that matter, it is customary for the Sherpa staff and climbing members to celebrate a "Puja", an offering to the mountain in exchange for safe travel and good...

Arrival Day at Everest Basecamp

Hello everyone and welcome to dispatch #3 from Everest Basecamp.  We arrived here two days ago to the delight of all the team members.  The novelty of the trek and teahouses had pretty much worn off and we were all ready to move into the comforts of BC, our own tents,...

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