Category 'Mountaineering'


Another Great Day

Gokyo-15,640 feet November 1, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: This was my best day of the trip. We left Machermo at 8:20 am and arrived in Gokyo at 11:15 am. We traveled 5.4 miles and gained 1,194 feet in altitude.  I feel like I am acclimatizing really well. I got 8 hours of sleep last night and my […]


First View of Burke-Khang

Machermo-14,446 feet October 31, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: Today, on the way to Machermo, we had our first view of Burke-Khang, sitting deep up the Gokyo Valley. Though we will not stand on its flanks for many days, it was a majestic and beautiful sight. We departed Dole at 8:30 am. David travelled ahead, and […]


The March to Dole

Dole-13,235 feet October 30, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: This was a long, hard day. We left Namche Bazaar at 8 am and arrived in Dole at 2:20 pm. We gained 2,500 feet of altitude in the move from Namche Bazaar to Dole, but we ascended well over 4,000 feet because of the alignment of the trekking trail […]


Resting in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar October 29, 2016 Namaste Family & Friends: Today we enjoyed a delightfully pleasant rest day in Namche Bazaar. I have some really fond memories of my many visits to Namche Bazaar, going all the way back to 2007. At the top of this list is the trip last year with the Burke-Khang 2015 […]