Himalaya Fall 2009: Base Camp Arrivals

The weekend brought more news from the Himalaya, although most of it had more to do with the arrival of teams in base camps on various mountains throughout the range, as the climbers scramble to get into place, and begin the process of actually climbing those peaks. On Everest, the ExWeb is reporting that the … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2009: Ueli’s in Base Camp

There is more evidence today that things are starting to heat up in the Himalaya, as more teams are reportedly hitting Kathmandu, while others are in now en route to their mountain of choice, as the Fall Season gets well underway. First up, the Hardwear Sessions blog has a report from Ueli Steck, who has … Read more

Himalaya Spring 2009 Update: Summit Push is On for Nanda Devi!

The storm is still raging around Everest, with more than a meter of snow hitting South Side BC yesterday. Most of the teams on that side of the mountain have already evacuated, and are returning to Kathmandu, but in other parts of the Himalaya, there are still some on going climbs. Last week I reported … Read more

Himalaya Spring 2009 Update: Weather Window Closed on Everest

As you know doubt have heard by now, the predicted weather window on Everest slammed shut over the weekend, with high winds and cold temperatures hitting the upper slopes of the mountain. A number of teams were preparing to make their summit bids late last week, with an eye on reaching the top tomorrow, but … Read more

Motorcycling Through India

PlanetFear has another great article today, this time on exploring India by motorcycle. Back in 2005, the author of the article, Dave Pickford, spent three months tooling around India with his girlfriend Sarah on their Enfield Bullet 500 motorcycle. After an early bout of “delhi-belly”, they pair were off and running through the Himachal Pradesh … Read more

Himalaya Update: Summits on Ama Dablam!

It was a busy weekend for the Field Touring Alpine Team who managed to put six climbers on the summit of Ama Dablam on Saturday, amidst windy, but otherwise good, climbing conditions. The team will now move on to Lobuche to attempt a “Himalayan Trilogy” that includes Island Peak, the mountain the team used for … Read more

American’s Claim Unclimbed Peak In India

Four Americans have bagged an unclimbed peak in the remote Himachal Pradesh region of India. The team, consisting of Freddie Wilkinson, Janet Bergman, Ben Ditto, and Pat Goodman, set out to climb new routes in the Manikaran Spires, inspired by photos of the mountains that they spied in a shop. According to this article over … Read more