Episode 182: The End of the 2010 Everest Kangshung Face Expedition

Full Circle, Again. We’ve made it back to Kathamndu and have had our Team Dinner. Everyone’s clean, in high spirits and healthy. As always, it’s time for a little reflection. As I was sitting in Kathmandu just...

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Season 5 Interviews Part 4

Jill, Geoffrey, Monika. There’s just one episode left of Season 5, but before we get to that I’d like to show everyone some extra material. Throughout the trek Chris Marquardt filmed interviews with everyone one of...

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Season 5 Interviews Part 3

Stefan, Shakeel, Nicole, Chris. There’s just one episode left of Season 5, but before we get to that I’d like to show everyone some extra material. Throughout the trek Chris Marquardt filmed interviews with everyone...

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Season 5 Interviews Part 2

Damion, Jon, Christine, Kevin. There’s just one episode left of Season 5, but before we get to that I’d like to show everyone some extra material. Throughout the trek Chris Marquardt filmed interviews with everyone...

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Season 5 Interviews Part 1

Dave, Erin, Thilo, Roger. There’s just one episode left of Season 5, but before we get to that I’d like to show everyone some extra material. Throughout the trek Chris Marquardt filmed interviews with everyone one of...

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Episode 181: Crossing The Beer Line

Cheers, Salud, Skål, Sláinte, Na Zdorovje, Pyunu Hos! Just a few more hours in Tibet before we head back to Nepal and close out this Everest Kangshung Face trek. Tonight we made it to Nyalam, a little town near the border...

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Episode 180: Tong La

It’s All Downhill From Here. We reached the last of our high points on this Everest adventure this afternoon by topping out on Tong La. At 17,000 feet (5200m) it’s either the last high point or the first high point...

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Episode 179: Hills, Sky, Clouds, Wooo!

A Lunar Landscape. We stopped for a “bio-break” along the Friendship Highway several hours after leaving Everest Base Camp. I think most people think of jagged peaks when they think of Tibet and the Everest region....

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Episode 178: Basecamp Buzzkill

Everest Evolution? Yesterday we finished the drive to Everest’s North Side and set up camp for a couple of nights at the Rongbuk Monastery. I’ve been here several times before and while the view looks the same (the...

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Episode 177: Travel Tips

So Long Everest. See You Tomorrow. The descent from Langma La ended up being the last of the long-distance hiking on our Kangshung Face trek. It was supposed to be split up into two days but we were forced to do it all in one...

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Episode 176: Langma La

Chivalry Is Not Dead. We packed up camp early this morning for the final ascent on our Kangshung Face trek: the push up Langma La, a 5400m (17,720 feet) pass that stood between us and the end of the trail. Luckily no one was...

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Episode 175: Hiccups & Demons

You Learn Something New Every Day. We may have visited Everest’s Kangshung Face, but the trek isn’t over. We still have to get home! Today we dismantled and left Camp Mango, my little home for half a week. The rest...

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Episode 174: Snow Day

NOT Anatomically Correct. The Team wakes to a surprise at Camp Teacup of a substantial amount of snow on the ground. In fact there’s so much snow that the departure for a return to Camp Mango is delayed by a few...

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Episode 173: Camp Mango, Camp Teacup

Content Is King? The Team safely returns to Camp Teacup after spending the morning exploring Everest’s East Face Base Camp. They made such good time there was still an entire afternoon for lounging and relaxing…and...

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High Park Fire Update

Hanging In There. Unfortunately, I’m having to push the next episode of The Rest of Everest another week as we’re still dealing with the enormous High Park Fire here in the foothills west of Fort Collins,...

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Episode 172: East Face Bace Camp

Resham Phiriri. The Team makes it to the incredibly scenic Kangshung Face Base Camp and are treated to a very unique experience: the entire East Face of Everest all to themselves! The weather is perfect and everyone is having a...

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Episode 171: Makalu

A Bonus 8000m Peak. The team continues towards Everest’s East Face Base Camp below the Kangshung Face. Unexpectedly, they come face-to-face with Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world at 8481m or 27,825 feet. This...

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Episode 170: Scree Happens

Scotland, Tibet. While Christine, Erin, Sonam and I stayed behind at Camp Mango, the rest of the team headed out for Camp Teacup, not far from Everest’s East Side Base Camp beneath the Kangshung Face. The weather looks...

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Episode 169: Building Bridges

It’s Not Just A Metaphor. The Kangshung region around Everest truly has some of the most remarkable campsites I’ve ever experienced. The one we’re at for tonight is grassy and flat with a little trickle of a...

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Episode 168: The Kangshung Face

Third Side’s A Charm. This morning Everest finally revealed her last secret as we were able to get a clear view of her East Side, the mysterious Kangshung Face. The weather was as clear as it could possibly be and the...

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