Neal Beidleman & Other Members of ‘Mountain Trip Everest Expedition 2011’ summit Mount Everest

Posted May 20th, 2011 under Climbing & Expeditions, Company News, Trip Report,

All eight members of the ‘Mountain Trip Everest Expedition 2011’,  reached the summit of Mount Everest this morning, May 20, 2011, between 8 AM to 9 AM, together with the climbing sherpas. The expedition has been organized by  ‘Mountain Trip’ – a US based adventure company.

Neal Beidleman, one of the members who summitted, is a survivor of the ill fated May 1996 Everest expedition where five climbers, including leader Scott Fischer, lost their lives. Their ordeal on the mountain has been chronicled by John Krakauer in his best selling book “Into Thin Air.” This is the first time that Neal Beidleman has returned to Everest after his fatal climb of 1996.

Explore Himalaya (local organizer of the expedition) congratulates the whole team including Neal Beidleman and expedition leader Bill Allen on their successful ascent.

Mountain trip Everest Expedition 2011
1. Bill Allen  (USA)
2. Scott Woolums(USA)
3.
Neal Beidleman (USA)
4. Irenuez Szpot(Poland)
5. Greg Mellon (Cananda)
6. Chris Davenport(USA)
7. Newall Hunter (USA)
8.
Ephraim Gildor (USA)
Sherpas:
1. Tarke Sherpa
2. Temba Sherpa
3. Da Ounchu Sherpa
4. Karma Galjen Sherpa
5. Da Kusang Sherpa
6. Pasang Tedi Sherpa
7. Mindu Chirri Sherpa
8. Kaji Sherpa
9. Samden Sherpa
10. Da Finjo Sherpa
11. Da Pasang Sherpa

Report on Agence France Presse (AFP)

Webcam to Relay Live Images of Mount Everest

Posted May 19th, 2011 under Company News, Tourism News,

A new webcam installed on top of Kala Patthar, at the height of 5,600 meters,on 15th May, 2011 by Ev-K2-CNR, will now allow anyone with a PC of high resolution to watch live images of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest. This is the first webcam installed at the vicinity, at only 11 km from the mountain. The image is updated every few minutes, and one can also see the movements of clouds around the mountain. The camera has been installed by the Ev-K2-CNR’s Italian and Nepalese technicians coordinated by Cabbage Giampietro. The webcam was installed under the 2011 Share Everest expedition, sponsored by Ev-K2-CNR to restore the world’s highest weather station at 8000 meters of the South Col of Everest.

Everest Heli Trek 2011

Posted May 17th, 2011 under Company News, Luxury Tours, Photo Essay, Trekking & Hiking,

Heli- Trekking in Everest Region

Is it possible to trek to Everest region and return to Kathmandu in two days? It may seem unbelievable (what with AMS & other health concerns),  but yes we have made it possible! How did we do  it? Read our trip our report on the Everest Heli-Trek that we organized for Danish clients Mr. Ole Andersen & Ms. Line Gjessoe Andersen.

The father and daughter duo Mr. Ole Andersen & Ms. Line Gjessoe Andersen, after arriving in Kathmandu, were  flown  to Lukla on 14th May 2011. From Lukla they began their two-day trek to Shyangboche.

Everest Trek

On the way to Shyangboche

Everest Trek

Line with guide Maya Gurung

Above Namche

Above Namche

Shyangboche

Trek to Shyangboche

After reaching Shyangboche, on 16th May they boarded Fishtail Air’s AS 350 B3 helicopter and flew over the snowy and towering Mount Everest and other mountains, and the mesmerizing  Gokyo Lake, finally landing at Kalapatthar (5,545m) – one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009).

Everest Heli Tour

Enjoying the mountain views from aboard the chopper

Everest Region - Mountains

Himalayan Panorama – Everest Region

Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lake

Kalapatthar - Everest

Breathe easy – Oxygen systems are always at hand to help you breathe easy at high altitude

Kalapatthar- Everest

At the Base of Mount Everest – Kalapatthar(5545m)

After exploring and capturing some fantastic shots in their cameras,  the father and daughter duo were flown to Yeti Mountain Home in Kongde or Kongde Resort for breakfast.

Kongde Resort

Breakfast at the World’s Highest Luxury resort in Kongde (4250m)

Located at an elevation of 4250m, this is the highest luxury hotel in the world. From Kongde, the clients  were flown to Kathmandu. According to Mr. Ole “it was a very good and memorable trip”.

(Photos: Explore Himalaya)

 

Mount Everest Images : Spring 2011

Posted May 16th, 2011 under Climbing & Expeditions, Photo Essay,

Mount Everest - Camp

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

(Photos Courtesy : Tine Mena)

Mount Everest Expedition 2011 – On ‘Top of The World’

Posted May 15th, 2011 under Climbing & Expeditions, Company News, Photo Essay,

A test of human strength and endurance, an Incredible Journey – Tine Mena’s climb to the Top of  The World- Mount Everest (8848m)

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Taking the high road to Everest

everest expedition

Up,up and away

climb

Crossing a crevasse

everest

Taking a well deserved rest before summit bid

summit-bid

An early start

summit

Climbing on – One step at a time

summit

Stopping for a breather & to take in the wonderful Himalayan panorama

Mount Everest summit

This is it!!I am on Top of the World- Atop the summit of Mt.Everest

“I felt so much at peace after reaching the summit.I remembered my brother and all the people who had supported me. Though many tried to dissuade us from making the summit bid, as the weather had turned really bad on the 7th & 8th May. Many climbers canceled  their summit bid and went down. But me and my Sherpa guide Chirring  persisted, and decided to go ahead. By the grace of god, nothing untoward happened and we were able to make it to the top on the morning of 9th May. Only two of us were there at the summit. It was wonderful!”- Tine Mena (As told to EH on 15th May,2011)

Mount Everest summit

Souvenirs & memorabilia

Sherpas

Sherpas – Pack up & ready to descend

party

This calls for a celebration!!

Read our Interview with the climber.

(Photos courtesy: Tine Mena)

Happy Explorers

This is also my first skydive from 29,500ft., my most exciting till now. I think Nepal has a humble and rich environment and Everest is stunning I'll be coming back in May.

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