Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wrapping up.

Dear Family & Friends, My Everest adventure is nearly at an end! I left base camp as planned yesterday and hurried down the valley, dodging heavily laden yaks and trekkers with bipolar disorder, to the village of Pangpoche – I … Continue reading

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It shall remain a dream

Dear Family & Friends, 3rd time lucky perhaps?     Absolutely no way – I’m spent with zero left in the tank! My second summit attempt ground to a halt just below the Balcony (what is it with that place?) … Continue reading

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Base camp is melting…!

Dear Family & Friends, Base camp is melting away….! As soon as the sun hits in the morning, rivers of melt water starts forming around and under our camp. The sound of running water increase during the day and slowly … Continue reading

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Close – but no cigar.

Dear Family & Friends, I couldn’t believe it! Kneeling in the snow with my back to the 70km winds I was yelling and swearing (in 2 languages) at my fingers desperately trying to force some warmth into them. It was … Continue reading

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Reflections on Liaison Officers.

Dear Family & Friends, Some trivia for you… Whenever you organize an expedition to a big peak anywhere in Nepal the law says you must be assigned a Liaison Officer. The role of the L.O, other than being the official … Continue reading

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The South Col – well not quite…

Dear Family & Friends, I was hoping to be able to share some photos and a story of my successful round trip to the South Col, but unfortunately I didn’t quite make it. After an uncomfortable night in camp 3 … Continue reading

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Soren’s plan

Dear Family & Friends, As I write this Matt is standing outside the dining tent here at base camp shaving off his beard. That can only mean his decision to return home is final! I know how very difficult and … Continue reading

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Matt’s injury

Dear Family and Friends, This blog is from Matt. The last blog described our last foray up the hill and mentioned that I strained my Achilles tendon on the Lhotse Face on the way to camp 3. When the injury … Continue reading

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