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Cory Richards, Esteban Mera are already trying new route on Everest, 200 people collapse S Everest Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 5 - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog (continuing reports) American Don Cash (Utah) dies in "Traffic Jam" on Everest - from Gripped Magazine Hundreds of summits, Traffic Jams and another climber lost on Everest - from Explorersweb.com https://www.barrabes.com/blog/noticias/2-10591/cory-richards-esteban-mena-ya -- Cory Richards and Esteban Mena are already trying their new route in Everest; 200 people collapse the normal of the South
Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 3 Recap, Wave 4 Underway - 250 Expected - from Alan Arnette's blog Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 4 Underway - Tiny Window - Updated - from Alan Arnette on his blog Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 4 Recap - First Tibet Summits - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog First Summit Successes also reported from North Side od Everest - from Stefan Nestler on his blog Trapezoid in the California Sierras - Trip Report with pictures from Seano (Dr Dirtbag.com) Traffic Jams on Everest as over 200 make the final summit push - from the Himalayan Times
Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 3 - Summits and Delays - Update 1 - from Alan Arnette on his blog. 14 Climbers Scale Mt Everest as Second Summit Window opens - from Mountain Planet blog With 2 ascents in a week, Kami Rita Sherpa scales Mt Everest for a record 24 times - MountaiPlanet Seasons first summit on Mt Nuptse - from the Himalayan Times Indian climber Keval Kakka scales Everest, Lhotse in 6 days - from the Himalayan Times http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/05/20/everest-2019-summit-wave-3-summits-and-delays/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 3 - Summits and Delays - Updated
Everest 2019 :Summit Wave 3 - Cold for 14 on Top - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog Whty so many deaths in the Himalaya this year - from Explorersweb.com Austrian Tirol - Tramping Alone - Trip report with pictures from Because Flat Sucks blog Nirmal Purja - Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in three days - from Stefan Nestler on his blog http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/05/20/everest-2019-summit-wave-3-cold-for-14-on-top/- -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Summit Wave 3 - Cold for 14 on Top
Updated from www.EverestTibetNews.com - Hi this is David O’Brien from the North Col. We left abc earlier today for our summit push aiming for the morning of the 23rd. There are many teams here now so it’s likely to be a busy summit but the forecast is good . The snow was blowing when we got here but it’s calm now so hopefully we’ll have a restful night.
Breaking : Mongote turns back, Mohr continues - from Explorersweb.com Hernan Leal becomes first Chilean to climb Kangchenjunga - from the Himalayan Times 14 Climbers scale Mt Everest as second summit window opens - from the Himalayan Times Himalayan Spring 2019 : Second Summit Push begins on Everest - from Kraig Becker https://explorersweb.com/2019/05/20/breaking-mingote-turns-back-mohr-continues/ -- Breaking : Mingote Turnd Back, Mohr Continues
360 Expeditions · #Everest2019. The team are now at the North Col. 7,100m. It was heavily snowing on arrival but on the plus, everyone arrived in good shape having set a steady pace. Tomorrow looks like the wind will whipping around so little letup for the team. They plan to leave C2 early doors. At C2 7,500m they will hunker down and rest. O2 is ready for the team tomorrow @3 liters p/min. Sleep on O2 @2 liters p/min. There is a large Chinese team switching to the same summit plan we have which wasn't their plan yesterday. The route could be busier than hoped. https://www.facebook.com/360Expeditions/
Everest 2019 : Weekend Update May 19 - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog The lives claimed by 8000 meter peaks this season - from Outside on line Irish Professor Seamus Lawless missing near Balcony Area on Mt Everest - by MountainPlanet.com
A big week last week with 200+ summits across the Himalayas but 11 deaths. The focus now shifts to #Everest2019 with over 700 climbers going for the top on both sides. The big question revolves around the location of the jet stream and its high winds. As Chris Tomer says it is "wobbly."
Hi there. 2 days ago starting at 5am, I did another successful hike up the Skyline Trail. WooHoo! And that was Skyline #61! I went with Patricia, Doreen and Nancy. It was almost a picture-perfect day, weather-wise. Slightly humid and a bit warm early on. Nancy never went all the way until that day! Congratulations to her. I will try to do it again this Tuesday, weather-permitting. The desert will soon to heat up, therefore Skyline will not be possible until the cool weather returns in the Fall. What a bummer! Life goes on...
Everest 2019 : Next Summit Waves Prepare - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog Trekking through Fire and Ice on Greenland's 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail - from Mountain Planet America's National Trails System is more than 55,000 miles long - from PCT.com
A POLAR OPPOSITE EXPERIENCE!!! . While our #Everest2019 team rest at ABC (they all got there in GREAT time) our focus turns to our team #Jordan. Currently below sea level enjoying rich oxygenated air and the intense heat !!! . Good luck team.. (photo of team below) ..You will have a ball. This is what they will be experiencing:
• They will be captivated daily by the rocky desert landscape while being challenged on a 100km trek • Trekking with the Bedouins and their camels across the sandy desert and rocky hamada in a world which time forgot, exploring lush canyons with their ever-changing shades of red and orange filled with refreshing pools of water • Feasting around a fire while learning the art of playing traditional desert sand games. (often with dried camel poo) • Falling asleep under a blanket of stars. • They will learn how to kill gut skin and prepare the goat for traditional celebration feats. • Spending time losing themselves in ancient Petra. The city that’s been impossibly carved out from the rock before enjoying Petra by candle light. • Spending an incredible day on a camel in the famous wadi Rum before a night of glamping in the heart of the desert. • Finishing off with a full day of luxury and wonder floating in the incredible Dead Sea before going home having made some new lifelong friends
Tempted... We have a few places left on our October 2019 trip. ==========================================================================