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Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

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Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Scott P » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Here is our latest trip report from Nepal. I hope that you enjoy it.

http://www.summitpost.org/a-return-to-the-himalaya/838418

I'll have it in 14ers.com format eventually.
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby awilbur77 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Awesome. You're living the dream!
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Stephen Butler » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:30 pm

Wow amazing. I would love to do that someday.

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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby spiderman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:49 pm

Ummm... wow! Not easy to express such a mountain chain in English words. Kessler is one tough dude to be climbing 1400'/hour at 18k elevation.

I think that we could coin a scientific unit called the "Kessler", or Ke for short. 1 Ke is sufficient hiking prowess to make 1 Sherpa sick for 1 day. To extrapolate, a person with 900 Ke can make 30 Sherpas sick for 30 days. A truly amazing person exuding 1 MKe could make the entire Sherpa people sick for a week.

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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby sandy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:55 pm

Great Pictures and trip report Scott. My boyfriend is taking a trip to the Himalaya on April.

Scott P wrote:Here is our latest trip report from Nepal. I hope that you enjoy it.

http://www.summitpost.org/a-return-to-the-himalaya/838418

I'll have it in 14ers.com format eventually.

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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby pflegerc » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 pm

Plain and simple, your kid is awesome.
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Rainier_Wolfcastle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Thank you for sharing your adventure with the rest of us! I really, really enjoyed all the views of Ama Dablam. I hope you get to enjoy the summit with Kessler some day!
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Scott P » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:38 pm

Article from Kessler's point of view (I was not there when the interview took place). There are some minor errors in the article, but they are very minor.

http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2013/feb/13/mountain-climbing-natural-thing-craig-family/
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby ylingli » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 pm

Thanks for sharing! Sounds amazing! A small group of us are trekking to the Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar this November! :-D

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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby lazy climber » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:04 am

Great trip report, I am leaving for Nepal in two weeks, hope we have good weather.

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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Palmyra J » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:40 pm

Thanks for the great trip report. It is wonderful for inspiration. My partner and I are planning a trip to Nepal Oct '14. Although we will be guided, I would appreciate advice from those that have been there. Trekking will be our goal!
We are looking at best airline/connection options currently. After some issues with Delta on a trip to Kili last year, we would like to anticipate and avoid any problems as possible.

Any recommendations regarding getting to Kathmandu from the US? I have some AA advantage miles to burn, and see flights to Dehli and Doha/Qutar.

Many thanks,
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Re: Trip Report-A Return to the Himalaya

Postby Fisching » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:22 pm

Can you please upload this to 29er.com.

Thank you.
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