Everest 2012: Himex Explains Base Camp Departure

Earlier today Himalayan Experience (Himex) posted a new newsletter to their site explaining their decision to pull the plug on their 2012 Everest season. The article, which I encourage you to read for yourself here, breaks down the reasons that team leader Russell Brice decided that Everest was just too unsafe for his guides, Sherpas … Read more

Everest 2012: South Side Schedule, North Side Nearly Ready

Everest continues to be a source of intrigue this season as teams on both sides of the mountain wait and watch for a window to open that will allow them to begin their summit bids. Today we have news on when those pushes could finally begin and the season’s endgame starts to take shape at … Read more

Himalaya 2012: Himex Cancellation Leaves Vacuum On Everest, Climbers Make Summit Bids Elsewhere

It has been a tumultuous and interesting few days in the Himalaya to say the least. The decision for Himex to pull out of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse has had far reaching consequences for teams on the South Side, who mostly now wait for their opportunity to go higher. Meanwhile, in other parts of the region, climbers … Read more