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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Episode 167: Poolside On The Plateau

Uniquely Something Special. We finished our beautiful day of trekking towards Everest’s Kangshung Face by descending into an amazing campsite. Tonight our little backcountry village has been set up in a stunning alpine...

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Episode 166: See The Forrest For The Trees

It’s My Show, I Can Do What I Want! All rested up, we left our camp this morning and headed out to make more progress towards Everest’s Kangshung Face. This trek has already shown us several surprises. The most...

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Episode 165: Women’s Work?

Sleeping The Sleep Of The Just. The Just Plain Tired. Our first full day trekking towards Everest’s Kangshung Face was epic and exhausting so we were treated today to some much deserved rest. Apparently we were never meant...

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Episode 164: Better Out Than In

I’ve Been Trekkin’ All Night, My Foot’s Wet On The Hill. We had our first full day of trekking towards Everest’s Kangshung Face today. When you begin a trek, the staff usually lulls you into a false sense...

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Episode 163: Cash, Candy & Contraband

The Trek Begins. The trek officially started today with a nice hike to our first backcountry camping site. I’m excited to see just how different this east side of Everest is since very few tourists visit this part of...

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Episode 162: Lazarus of Lhasa

Welcome Back To The Land Of The Living! After lunch we headed back on the road for the last bit of driving towards our  first campsite. The trekking portion of this trip is almost here!!! The Land Cruisers have been comfortable...

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Episode 161: EVEREST!

The Tallest One In The Middle. This morning we passed a real milestone for the trek: we saw Everest in person with our own eyes from the top of Pang La. Crossing this pass is always a real highlight on the drive to Basecamp or...

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Episode 160: Chomolungma National Park

So Much More Than a Sign. After leaving Shigatse we had some nice time in the Land Cruisers as we “cruised overland” through the stark Tibetan landscape. We’re all ready to be using our own feet as...

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Episode 159: The Maitreya Buddha

Did I Mention That It’s Big? We spent the morning today exploring the Tashilhunpo Monastery here in Shigatse. I’ve been waiting to return to this monastery since the moment I left it back in 2007. I was incredibly...

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Episode 158: The Lhassi Club

Breakfast of Champions. We finished the day in Gyantse by touring the remarkable Kumbum, a 15th century temple containing “100,000” holy images of Buddha. Once again, the Kumbum was a building I was really looking...

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Episode 157: The Roger Huff Show

New Laughter From Old Jokes. We spent the night here in Gyangtse and spent the morning touring the Palcho Monastery. It’s a wonderful place to visit but one of the most interesting events of the day happened well before...

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Episode 156: O Canada

Maple Leaf, OK. Snow Lions, Not So Much. One of the highlights of the Friendship Highway–literally one of its highest points–is the beautiful Karo La. The pass is somewhere around 5000m or almost 16,500 feet high and...

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Episode 155: Pulse Ox Playoffs

This Is Only A Test. We’re continuing out of Lhasa and taking in a lot of mileage on our way to Gyantse. Personally, I am almost never simply a passenger in a car–I’m usually the driver. Sitting in the back...

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Episode 154: For Your Eyes Only

Infinitely Improbable. The team finally made it to the Potala Palace today. It was closed yesterday for some kind of administrative meetings so I’m very pleased they were able to visit this amazing complex. The earliest...

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