Mt. Rainier Climb

7/4/2013 – 7/7/2013 The weather is good, the conditions are good, we have decent amount of time on hands. A perfect combination of elements for our Mt. Rainier attempt. This is the second… Continue reading

Sahale Camp

6/29/2013 – 6/30/2013 It’s early on Saturday morning and we are on our way to North Cascades, planning to finally take Eldorado off our list. The forecast for the weekend looks promising, 20%… Continue reading

Angels Landing, Zion NP

6/11/2013 Being quite afraid of heights I’m really not sure what possessed me to even think about doing this hike but somewhere I manage to pull enough courage to set my foot on… Continue reading

The Narrows, Zion NP

6/10/2013 I am thrilled to secure the very last two permits for The Narrows in Zion National Park. Initially we were hoping for a backpacking trip to allow ourselves enough time for photos, but arranging… Continue reading

Chitwan NP, Nepal

October 2012 How long does it take to drive 90 km (60 miles)? By bus approximately six hours we are told at the Katmandu office of Hotel Park Side. Round ticket would cost… Continue reading

EBC Day 12 + 13, Back in Lukla

10/20/2012 + 10/21/2012 There are only two planes flying instead of the regular four, and for a while the weather shuts down the flights altogether. Eventually they resume but with every minute gone… Continue reading

EBC Day 11, Namche Bazaar to Lukla

10/19/2012 I remember clearly the people we met during our first day of trekking laboring up the last hill before reaching Lukla, and ever since I dread that incline. Perhaps they were rushing… Continue reading

EBC Day 10, Phortse to Namchee Bazaar

10/18/2012 Finally a rest-full night. My energy is returning, so it’s my appetite. I wolf on Tibetian Bread, a simple Elephant Ear-like fried dough, my favorite breakfast in Nepal. They eat it sweet here with… Continue reading

EBC Day 9, Pheriche to Phortse

10/17/2012 Every morning Dorji gives us an overview of our day, even now on descent when our schedule is more relaxed we go over details on how the next stage of our trek… Continue reading

EBC Day 8, Gorak Shep to Pheriche

10/16/2012 The altitude is getting the best of us. Dave still feels nauseated, diamox is not helping much. My nose is stuffy, my throat burns. Neither of us can sleep. We toss and… Continue reading