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Mountain Madness Climber

First Two Everest Base Camp Treks 100% Successful!

Ever­est Base Camp 2012 is in full force. Prayer flags reach out from rock altars to indi­cate clus­ters of tents and climbers have been blessed for the sea­son and are ready to climb. A thin trail on the glac­i­er weaves through encamp­ments towards the Ice­fall. We spend a night on the shift­ing and crack­ing ice. Though no dan­ger to us, it’s a potent reminder of the mov­ing Ice­fall which climbers will face on the way high­er. Con­di­tions on the moun­tain this year have been chal­leng­ing. Finicky weath­er, melt­ing and rocky ice, and unpre­dictable avalanch­es make this a par­tic­u­lar­ly chal­leng­ing year for sum­mit teams.

Ever­est Base Camp sprawls along the glac­i­er, next to the the Khum­bu Ice­fall. Deana Zabal­do photo

Prayer flags spi­der out from camps ready to climb. Deana Zabal­do photo

A jour­ney to Ever­est Base Camp is more than geog­ra­phy – it is an expe­ri­ence in cul­ture, his­to­ry, reli­gion, com­mu­ni­ty, and our own untapped strength. Con­grat­u­la­tions Moun­tain Mad­ness trekkers – 100% suc­cess­ful in the first two groups this year! You all were amaz­ing!!! Stay tuned for updates from MM Guide Shayan Rohani as he guides our third trip into the Khum­bu Val­ley. Also, join us this fall before May 31st and receive a dis­count!

Trekkers in the din­ing tent at EBC. Deana Zabal­do photo

Clients Hank Wis­ner and New Zealand Nation­al Dance Cham­pi­on Rebec­ca Nichol­son do a cha-cha to cel­e­brate being at Ever­est Base Camp! Deana Zabal­do photo