- Oct 16, 2015
The team sent their newest Spot Beacon coordinates this morning on their way to Tenzing from Gokyo. Click the links below for the map of their current location. Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/RPvkL/28.00706N/86.68517E If the above link does not work, try this link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=28.00706,86.68517&ll=28.00706,86.68517&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 Stay tuned as we receive more information from them in the coming days.
- Oct 15, 2015
Still in Gokyo. All okay~
Still in Gokyo. All is okay. Sorry for difficult communication. We will be near Tenzing for anywhere from 3 to 5 days and are heading out tomorrow. It's snowing here. Snow on yaks... Best, Lonnie Dupre
- Oct 14, 2015
Gokyo Ri 17,989'
The teams first connection to basecamp was made just moments ago via their Spot Beacon. They spent yesterday hiking up to Gokyo Ri's high summit at 5,483 m or 17,989 ft, where from you can view four 8,000 meter peaks (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu). Located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas, the trek leads near the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal. The scenery is stunning as are the stone houses that lay at the base of Gokyo Ri which are known to be one of the
- Oct 12, 2015
We're writing to you from the village of Machermo, where we arrived in cool, misty weather around midday. Last night we stayed in Dhole, and this morning we made the gradual ascent uphill to Machermo at 15,700'. We had a few glimpses of Cholatse, Kyajo Ri, Cho Oyu, and Tenzing Peak, but most of the day, the cloud cover was pretty thick. Photo: Bridget and Lonnie with Phurba Tamang, the local climbing guide. Tomorrow we'll make our way up valley to Gokyo, the last place to gra
- Oct 11, 2015
We explored the steep and terraced walkways of Namache, gathering the last of our supplies like fuel for stoves and warm hats made of Yak wool. We also are trimming and fine tuning our loads and supplies before we head NNE towards the village of Dhole at 14,200 feet. The following days will lead us to Gokyo. From this remote village we enter the uninhabited area of the Ngozumba Glacier and begin our exploration of the ice fields below Tenzing Peak. Days are warm and nights