Summiting things… (Day 11)

watch Did you know you actually can’t see Everest from base camp? Most of the postcards or shots you see are actually taken from another summit, kala pattar! This peak which comes in at 18,500 and change was another PR for the Himalaydies! Huzzah! Carole suggested we leave at 6, which was somewhat becoming the norm…

Closing time (Day 17?)

I have to be honest, I’m writing this far after our last day. With the avalanche, and all the other chaos of last week’s events somehow recapping our last day on the trail took a back seat. Now we are all preparing to leave Nepal, and it’s looking more and more like the mountain will…

Climber spotlight: Fiona Muntz

Occupation: Finance- part time flying instructor Hometown: shoreham-by-sea, UK First time in Nepal?: No, ultra race (70km) from Pokhara (Annapurna region) for New Year’s Day 2012 Favorite trek: 3 month expedition in Vietnam in 2000 joint with ‘trekking’ around Star City nr Moscow where they train cosmonauts and astronauts…. Favorite trail snack: clementines and kiwis…

Super dad!

For all those following along on my dad’s blog (www.papacarney.com) you probably know most of his trials and tribulations on this trip… But I felt like everyone should hear it from the Himalaydies (namely Haley and Erin) Dad, we couldn’t be prouder!!! You did it! This hike was challenging for everyone in many different ways,…