…it’s about the freedom of the Human Spirit

cheap beer lyrics I know there were a lot of mixed emotions about Joby’s jump off Everest, and even more about the decision for Discovery to air the ‘Avalanche Special’ this past Sunday, but before you judge… Take an hour and a half and watch it.   I’m biased, clearly. The documentary is full of all the people…

Acclimatizing to…. America

see url I’m not going to lie, coming home has been a tad bittersweet. I quickly became lost in the bliss of flush toilets, clean drinking water, hot showers, working internet, phones, and most importantly all you lovely people. Yet after the initial shock of american food and amenities sunk in, something else was blatantly apparent…. I miss the…

Summiting things… (Day 11)

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…