September 7, 2011 A big thank you to Evann Strathern who put this video together on a recent climb of Mt. Rainier!
September 6, 2011 A number of the IMG climbers moved up to Camp 1 today for an overnight stay for acclimatization, and the other members will be moving up tomorrow or the next day. Ang Jangbu accompanied them and got some nice photos from Camp 1! Eric Simonson
September 6, 2011 The long wait is over…our 2012 Rainier dates have been released! We’re not quite done this year on Mt. Rainer but we’re already looking forward to another great season on Mt. Rainier next year. We’ll have all the classic climbs like the 3.5 Day Disappointment Cleaver, 4.5 Day Emmons and 4 or […]
September 5, 2011 With their pujas behind them, it is time for the climbing to start! Mike Hamill on Shishapangma and Ang Jangbu on Cho Oyu report that both teams are on essentially the same schedules. Today the sherpas from each team made it up to their respective Camp 1 sites, and got those camps […]
September 4, 2011 What you eat in the mountains is important… staying healthy is a great place to start but so is eating what you like. Here’s a glimpse into some actual superfoods and some superfoods of a few of our guides: Actual superfoods: Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Oats, Oranges, Pumpkin, Salmon, Soy, Spinach, Tea (green […]
September 2, 2011 IMG leader Mike Hamill reports that the Shishapangma team is doing well up at Advanced Base Camp, with their final yak loads now having arrived. Today Mike, Kami, and Panuru took a reconaissance hike up a ways towards Camp 1, and everyone will be hiking and/or relaxing tomorrow. Over at Cho Oyu, […]
September 1, 2011 North Cascades National Park in Washington is like none other. It is full of everything from glaciated terrain to beautiful granite spires and everything in between. It offers climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike a place to experience the little bit of wilderness we have left. If your looking for the next step […]
September 1, 2011 Ang Jangbu reports that everyone did very well pulling into ABC (about 18,500 feet). The main group left Interim Camp at 7AM and reached ABC at noon. We have 17 more yak loads down at BC which will come up by day after tomorrow. Jangbu also sent some photos which he took […]