June 13, 2011 “I have been fortunate enough to be involved in many exciting adventures. But when I look back over my life, I have little doubt that the most worthwhile things I have done have not been standing on the summits of mountains – great experiences though they were. My most important projects have […]
June 1, 2011 For several years, my wife, Sue, has helped support “Stop Girl Trafficking” through the American Himalayan Foundation. The program provides scholarship money to Nepali girls for books, uniforms and transportation. While in Nepal last week, we had an opportunity to visit with several young women who have been receiving scholarships to stay […]
May 11, 2011 With IMG climbers at many of the camps on Everest, we thought now would be a good time to break this video out from last year… It’s a great look at what the Lhotse Face looks (and feels) like. Climbing up the face is one thing, being able to talk while he’s […]
May 6, 2011 Yesterday the IMG sherpas Phu Tshering and Karma Gyalzen, and the rest of the fixing team reached the summit! They started at 1am at Camp 2, climbed to the Col in time for breakfast, fixed to the Balcony in 4 hours, and decided to keep going! The conditions up high were perfect, […]
April 29, 2011 Ok so it’s not actual lightning, but pretty cool nonetheless!
April 25, 2011 Phil and Gombu discussing the finer points of climbing while Gombu hosted the IMG Sikkim trekking team to lunch at his home in Darjeeling. Easter morning, I received an email from Yangdu Gombu, daughter of famed mountaineer, Nawang Gombu, letting me know that her father had passed away. Many stories will be […]
April 21, 2011 Everybody loves photos… so here are some photos sent over from Greg Vernovage and Ang Jangbu from Everest Base camp. Remember you can follow the Everest Team’s Progress here. Enjoy! Tye Chapman
April 15, 2011 All of our Everest Teams are firing on all cylinders! The Lobuche, Lhohtse and Everest climbers are acclimatizing well, the trekkers are en route and the Sherpas are working hard establishing the camps higher on the mountain. Keep up with their progress on the Everest Expedition Coverage page. Tye Chapman
April 7, 2011 Please excuse the shameless plug… We’ve posted some photos from the ongoing Everest Expedition on our facebook page. Check it out and give us a “thumbs up” or a “like” if you approve.
March 29, 2011 We received a quick note from Greg Vernovage late last night who’s with our Everest team in Kathmandu getting ready to make the hop from KTM to Lukla in the next few days. ———- Hey All, People are streaming in all day today. Our welcome dinner tonight at 6:30 will bring it […]