Friday, March 30, 2012

Climbing Permit Acquired


Today we visited the Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation to conduct our Expedition briefing. We had a successful briefing and were issued our 2012 Expedition permit. Now we await the arrival of all team members in Kathmandu.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Flying to Nepal! Expedition begins!!

We loaded 46 boxes of food & gear today that will go with us to Nepal!

Photo: Guide Garrett Madison & United team member Lora Bolding getting the Alpine Ascents cargo checked in today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video Clip from Lhotse

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This video clip was taken at the base of the Lhotse Couloir, after Alpine Ascents climber Tom Halliday, guide Garrett Madison, & Kami Rita Sherpa had summit and were descending. Great panorama of the surrounding peaks including Everest!

Everest & Lhotse Summits


Our goal for the 2012 Expedition is to summit both Everest & Lhotse sometime in mid to late May.

(Photo Garrett Madison)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Expedition Preparation is Finished!


Over the last few months we've assembled our gear, food, oxygen, & additional supplies for our 2 month climbing expedition to Everest & Lhotse!