Everest Expedition Video 4: Ice Fall

Hi and welcome to the fourth video in my Everest adventure series. After acclimatizing for a few days at base camp we begin to make our way up the Khumbu Ice Fall. This river of ice is constantly shifting and is one of the more dangerous elements to climb as you make your way up Everest. Our first trip to camp 1 may take us 8-10 hours, but we will get faster as our bodies acclimatize. Due to the broken nature of the ice in the icefall, we work with a group of Sherpas called the Ice Fall Doctors who put ladders across the cracks establishing the route from base camp to camp 1.

 

 

Everest Expedition Video 3: View From Kala Pathar

Hi and welcome to the third video in my Everest adventure series. Gorek Shep is the last village on the trek to Everest Base Camp. From here we climbed Kala Pathar for acclimatization and to get a great view of Everest and the surrounding mountains. Kala Pathar is relly just a big pile of dirt and rock, but rises to an elevation of 5643m. From the top you have an amazing view of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest as well as the Khumbu Ice Fall, base camp, Pumori, Ama Dablam and many other mountains.

 

Everest Expedition Video 2: Yak Transport

Hi and welcome to the second video in my Everest adventure series. After a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla we begin our 10 day trek to Everest base camp. These trails through the Khumbu valley have been walked for hundreds of years and the transport trucks of the Himalayas are Yaks; a king of high altitude cow. The majority of our expedition gear is transported to Everest base camp by yak trains. You can see the beautiful countryside we pass through as we make our way towards the mountain.

 

Everest Expedition Video 1: Intro and trek to BC

Hi and welcome to my new expedition video series. Over the next while I will share with you some video I shot while climbing Everest and during other adventures. I did not shoot these a vlogs as vlogs did not exist at that time. I recorded them as a part of documenting my adventure.

This first series will showcase a few videos from my climb of Everest in 2008. This was a highlight in my climbing career and Everest will always hold a special place in my heart. Everest and Nepal have become a big part of who I am and I find myself back in Nepal every few years for various adventures. The videos are short, not planned and not professionally shot. They will just give you a glimpse into my world and some of my adventures. I hope you enjoy them.

This first video simply showcases the awesome beauty of the Khumbu Valley as we trekker to Base Camp. As we near Namche Bazar we catch our first view of Everest. As we peer to our right there are deep valleys filled with trees, rivers and waterfalls. As you look up the green turns to white and we catch sight of Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.