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Ladder in khumbu icefall

Khumbu Icefall!

We’re hap­py to report that it’s been a won­der­ful spring for all the Moun­tain Mad­ness teams on the Ever­est Base Camp Trek, led by one of our clien­t’s favorite guides Deana Zabal­do. Our last group just fin­ished the Khum­bu Ice­fall exten­tion, led by world-class moun­taineer Pem­ba Sherpa. 

Pem­ba report­ed that the Khum­bu Ice­fall route was in bet­ter con­di­tion than he’s seen it in pre­vi­ous years, with few­er and short­er lad­ders. The group prac­ticed cross­ing and climb­ing lad­ders, climb­ing fixed ropes, and top-roped ice climb­ing. The team made it above Camp 2. 

Deana is off on vaca­tion now, but gear­ing up for our fall treks to base camp and also the Moun­tain Mad­ness trip to Bhutan that is now con­firmed for October!

Inter­est­ed in our Ever­est Base Camp Trek? It’s not to late to join our fall trip and spring trips are already con­firmed. See 2010 and 2011 dates here. And our dates are up for the Khum­bu Ice­fall trip and Island Peak Expe­di­tions, which are also an exten­sion from the base camp trek.

All Khum­bu Ice­fall pho­tos below are from Pemba.