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Category Archives: Kathmandu


Service, Devotion, and LUKLA

Everest 2016  •  March 27

Up at 4 AM to get ready for the flight to Lukla.  This small village is the de-facto start of treks in the Khumbu valley, because it has an airport that can accommodate fixed-wing or helicopter flights.  It’s just about 100 miles away from Kathmandu, but the rugged terrain that lies between make them very, … Continue reading Service, Devotion, and LUKLA


Kathmandu Redux

Everest 2016  •  March 26

Great day.  Met the whole team (minus my buddies still in transit), and everyone is super.  While my lovely wife was caucusing for Hillary (GO HILLARY), I was tending to sundry details like setting up my data plan and tying up loose ends.  And, most importantly, getting to know this great team. And, we tried to … Continue reading Kathmandu Redux


Boudhanath Temple

Everest 2015  •  March 26

Short video of our waiting day in Kathmandu, when we were delayed by weather and took the opportunity to visit the Boudhanath Temple, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites in Nepal. Best in 4K.


Still in Kathmandu…

Everest 2015  •  March 27

Well, the weather in the mountains is notoriously fickle, and today was no exception.  Rainstorms over Kathmandu last night were of biblical proportions, and this morning at 4:30 AM when we left things were still not looking great, but clouds can lift any time, so we headed to the airport in hopes of flying to … Continue reading Still in Kathmandu…



Everest 2015  •  March 26

Lots of fun here in Kathmandu, getting to know my awesome teammates and guides, and nailing down a few last logistics.  Our kit is set, and we are planning to fly to Lukla tomorrow AM… if the weather allows.  Biblical rainstorms today in the city, and reports of mixed snow and rain up high.  This … Continue reading Kathmandu!