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With heavy hearts, today we farewell our friend and brother, Ankaji Sherpa. Today his spirits will soar to heights above Everest to a new world I know that will welcome him with love. See you in our next life brother. Ankaji Sherpa (1978-2014) Loving father of six and Himalayan Ascent Senior Guide When Ankaji participated […]

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Himalayan Ascent have never had to make a post like this before, so we are lost for words how to express this: We regret to confirm that during yesterday’s avalanche between Everest base camp and Camp 1, we lost 3 of our guides and support staff. They included our senior guide, Ankaji Sherpa, Tenzing Sherpa […]

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After much preparation and excitement, our puja this morning got underway with all of our Everest climbers and gear in attendance. This year a lama from Pangboche led our ceremony. As is also the local tradition, we celebrated the end of the puja with beer, of course with Everest beer. Tomorrow at 3am, our support […]

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The team arrived at Everest base camp yesterday and everyone is super excited. This afternoon they will take a tour of the season’s circus and will take a peek at the ice fall. Tomorrow morning the non Everest climbers will head back out to climb Kala Pattar, whilst our Everest climbers will sit in on […]

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The Grade 6 team arrived into Lobuche just in time to miss an afternoon of snowfall. Fortunately the weather broke for a lovely sunset by evening. The team will head straight to Everest base camp tomorrow for one of Rabin’s special lunches. Yas (UK), William (Australia) and Canadians, Jane and Daniel, left for the Khumbu […]

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It was an exciting day for everyone be it the folks with Everest, Island Peak or Everest base camp ambitions. This morning everyone and our guides were blessed by the Khumbu respected and revered Pangboche lama of the Pangboche monastery (oldest in the region). After the puja ceremony and lunch, the team hiked to Pheriche […]

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Spring season is well underway despite some early minor setbacks due to flights…our teams are on the trail! Sumit, Chhirring and Wangda are in the Khumbu with Brazilian outfit Grade 6 and their guides, Everest client, Island peak climbers and merry EBC trekkers (stinky clothes and bodies –due to delayed luggage– haven’t dented this mob’s […]

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Mike, Meg and Sumit packed up and sped along the trail to Los Penitentes from BC, they completed the 32km hike in 5 hr. Must have been all that saved energy for the summit diverted to the trail home. After killing a few hours with beer whilst waiting for the mules and other climbers to […]

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National Park services stepped in yesterday (18th) and have closed all climbs on Aconcagua for the next 3 days. Although predicted wind conditions during this time are feasible for a possible climb, the unpredicted excessive snowfall has alarmed National Park services (snowed through the night). So there were no summits from the teams who started […]

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Mike, Meg and Sumit are currently camped at Nico de Condores (camp 2). They made the 1250m climb from base camp in good time under snowy conditions. Nico de Condores has stunning 360 degree views includes the northern and southern peaks of Aconcagua. Tomorrow the team will depart for Camp 3.

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