Kyajo Ri – Expedition Updates

Kyajo Ri – Summit Day

Kyajo Ri – Summit Day

Tagging the Col – 24th April Prior to our chosen Summit day we made the choice to go back up to the COL properly as the weather forecast was good for visibilty and would give us a good chance to look at the Technical Rockband, see IF the fixed lines were actually in place and […]

Kyajo Ri – Plan Changes – Tagging Camp 2 – Old Friends and Snow

Kyajo Ri – Plan Changes – Tagging Camp 2 – Old Friends and Snow

The day after we had walked through the white out to reach Camp 1 on Kyajo Ri,  we actually realized that we were about 50 m lower and 200m away from our Ideal campsite – it would give us a view of our objective but more importantly it would also get the SUN about 45 […]

Mende – Basecamp – Camp 1

Mende – Basecamp – Camp 1

Kyajo Ri 2019 Mende to Camp 1 via Basecamp

Kyajo Ri – Departing Namche

Kyajo Ri – Departing Namche

We’ve spent the last few days in Namche – sorting gear -washing cloths – resorting food and getting loads to Basecamp prepared. We expect a reasonable amount of snow on the route compared to the drier conditions that this time of year normally brings. Namche has been a good place to rest and watch the […]

Acclimation Protocol – Journey to Gokyo Ri

Acclimation Protocol – Journey to Gokyo Ri

Heather and I are now actually down in Phortse – only about 3 hours from Namche. Over the last 7 days we’ve been slowly making our way to Gokyo Ri to acclimatise ourselves to the altitude we need to enable us to function at Camp 1 on Kyajo Ri A slow trek is an absolute […]

Namche – Acclimation

Namche – Acclimation

Namche – it’s the iconic Sherpa town that you have to pass through on your way into the Khumbu region by foot  situated at 3450m it’s the first ‘must stop’ location to give your body the chance to get used to the altitude you are slowly gaining A standard way to acclimatise is not gaining […]

T.I.N This Is Nepal

T.I.N This Is Nepal

As usual, trips, expeditions and expectations need to be flexible when you have planned to do something in Nepal. You may often hear people who have visited Nepal on a regular basis say the phrase T I N – meaning that you can expect everything and anything to change and that things just may simply […]

Getting Ready to Depart – Kyajo Ri 2019

Getting Ready to Depart – Kyajo Ri 2019

Final prep is now underway.  The Jeep is here and gear is getting loaded for the journey to Khalkot today.  Due to changes and upgrades with the KTM Airport this season all flights to Lukla are going Via Ramachapp Its always an adventure. 12 Days of acclimatization starts tomorrow More to come later

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