Trekking The Indian Himalaya To Kuari Pass With Best Hike

My friend Rick McCharles, who writes the Best Hike Blog, has been busy adding to his already impressive resume of trails that he has walked. Recently he’s been in the Indian Himalaya, spending the better part of a week trekking the Kuari Pass and writing about his experience there. The trek takes travelers deep into … Read more

Remote/Dangerous Travel Day At Gadling

Travel blog Gadling.com, for which I contribute on a regular basis, is having another theme day today, this time focused on the very broad subject of remote or dangerous travel. As a result, most of the stories on the site are about adventure travel to some degree, with articles on a number of different topics. … Read more

Himalaya Spring 2009 Update: Tragedy in the Himalaya

When I set out for Australia, the climbing season was winding down, and there wasn’t much to report any more. The teams had pretty much made their attempts across the entire range, and all-in-all, it was a pretty successful season. The monsoon also seemed to be settling in, which is usually brings down the curtain … 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: Action on the Other Summits!

While all eyes are trained on Everest, and the teams making their push, the rest of the Himalaya has seen plenty of action as well, including summits on other mountains over the weekend. Lets start on Kangchenjunga, where Edurne Pasaban topped out over the weekend, earning her 12th 8000m peak in the process. That puts … 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

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