BK Itinerary Fall 2017

Costa Mesa, Ca.

September 18, 2017

Dear Family & Friends:

I leave for Nepal tonight. Here is the Burke-Khang Itinerary.

For photos and maps of the trekking and climbing route, visit Burke-Khang 2017/Photos and Video: https://eightsummits.com/burke-khang-photos-and-video-2017/


Burke-Khang Expedition (Fall 2017)

Noel Hanna (Ireland)
Micah J. Kershner (USA)
William M. Burke (USA)

Richard W. Adler (USA)

Jeff C. Oppenheim (USA)
Alex F. Buisse (France)

Naga Dorjee Sherpa (Sirdar)
Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa
Samden Bhote
Tshering Tashi Sherpa

September 20 (or earlier)-all Climbers & Trekkers arrive in KTM
September 21-Offical procedures
September 22-KTM to Lukla & trek to Phakding
September 23-Phakding to Namche Bazar
September 24-Heli BK reconnaissance from Namche (Noel, Naga, Jeff & Alex) (Noel & Naga will remain in BK Base Camp & Jeff & Alex will return to Namche)
September 25-Namche to Dole
September 26-Dole to Machermo
September 27-Machermo to Gokyo
September 28-Rest day in Gokyo (option to climb Gokyo Ri mountain)

Climber Itinerary*
September 29-fly from Gokyo to BC
September 30-rest & prep day in BC
October 1-Climb to C1
October 2-rest day
October 3-climb to C2
October 4-rest day
October 5-summit & return to C1
October 6-return to BC
October 7-clean up BC
October 8-fly or trek to Lukla
October 9-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 10 or later-fly home
* add 6 reserve days for weather

Trekker & Filmmaker Itinerary (Jeff & Richard)
September 29-fly from Gokyo to Base Camp
October 2-fly from BC to Lukla
October 3-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 3-fly home

Filmmaker Itinerary (Alex)*
September 29-fly from Gokyo to Base Camp
October 8-fly from BC to Lukla
October 9-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 10 or later-fly home
* add 6 reserve days for weather

The Sherpa schedule will be set up so the lines are fixed to the summit by September 30




14 thoughts on “BK Itinerary Fall 2017

  1. Bill

    Sorry I’m not there for your departure on the 18th. But I am available for your submitted BK party when you return in late Oct. Weather permitting this should be your year to get it done. Be careful, we only have one of you.

  2. Best wishes and good luck. I’m feeling like this is the one!!! I’m looking forward to a picture of you on the summit and those great reports. I’ll be with you in spirit, John

  3. I’m beyond happy for you that you are getting to experience your mountain in all its glory. Safe trip Bill and may god bless you. Looking forward to hearing about your journey and sharing your pictures with us. I’m excited for you and for all of us who follow you.

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