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 10, 2011 Guide Training Day 1 Over the weekend close to 30 of our guides came together here in Ashford for one of our annual guide training weekends. The guides spent day in the classroom (lectures by IFMGA Guides John Race and Jeff Ward) and one day in the field. These training days give […]
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 12, 2011 IMG Partner and Director of Ski Patrol at Crystal Mountain, Paul Baugher was recently featured on King 5 News as he and his ski patrollers did their best to eliminate some of the avalanche danger that has been a long standing partner of year’s ski season.
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 2, 2011
March 1, 2011 Every year we get together with a few REI’s in the area and give some Rainier Prep Talks. We’ll cover some of the gear necessary to climb Rainier, discuss some training tips as well as a few of the more popular routes. Below are our upcoming dates and locations. Date Time REI […]
February 24, 2011 IMG Guide Greg Vernovage had the privilege of meeting a Nepalese VIP earlier this week: “On February 20th, I was honored to meet with His Excellency Shankar Prasad Sharma, the Nepalese Ambassador to the United States. The event was held by the Nepal Seattle Society to represent the Visit Nepal 2011 promotion. […]
February 8, 2011 Join Phil Ershler at the Outdoor Research retail store on Feb. 24th at 7pm for a chat about what it takes to climb Mt. Rainier. Space is limited. RSVP is requested. Outdoor Research 2203 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 971-1496
Aaron went to Antarctica with Phil in November to guide our first Vinson trip of the season but then stayed on the ice to help ALE for a couple weeks while waiting for our second Vinson trip. If you kept up with the blog you, saw that our second trip was stuck on the ice […]