The 36 Hour Travel Day

October 30 – November 1 2022 This is maybe the first time I’ve ever flown out of Arcata in the middle of the day which I have to say is pretty darn nice. Sure beats the 4am wakeup for the morning flight. Despite pockets of fog upon arrival at the airport, departure is clear skies … More The 36 Hour Travel Day

Gokyo – Cho La Pass – Everest Base Camp Gear List

15KG WEIGHT LIMIT *took to Nepal but had to cut due to weight limitmarmot long hauler duffel bag – large zpacks arc blast 52L pack zpacks 0F wide long bag with draft tube*thermarest xtherm long foam sit pad *gossamer gear 1/8″ pad toilet kit: (snow stake, tp, hand sanitizer, wipes, pee rag)pills/prescriptions: (ibuprofen, anti-hist, vicodin, synthroid, calcium, multi-vitamin, claritin, azithromycin, … More Gokyo – Cho La Pass – Everest Base Camp Gear List

Reducing Pack Weight After The Big 3 – Bag Of Magic Potions

Back by popular demand! It’s a well-known fact that the easiest way to reduce your base weight is by scrutinizing your Big 3. Tent, Sleeping Bag, Backpack. You might have just dropped $1,200 on the lightest, most badass Big 3. But then what? Are you just going to throw bulky clothes and giant tubes of … More Reducing Pack Weight After The Big 3 – Bag Of Magic Potions

The Abbreviated Story – Peak Planet 10 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary Rewrite

Copied from Peak Planet’s 10 Day Lemosho Route Description Rewritten from actual experiences for dates: January 13 – 22, 2019 DAY 1 Peak Planet: Try to arrive at your lodge in Moshi before 3 PM the day before your climb. With prior arrangement, an airport pick-up to your lodge is available from Kilimanjaro International Airport … More The Abbreviated Story – Peak Planet 10 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary Rewrite

Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater

January 24, 2019Start: Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater RimStop: Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back to the United States Up before 6am for 6:30am breakfast. I pay my tab and Eli and I are on our way. We quickly descend into the vast crater with long views in all directions. We spot an Augur buzzard perched … More Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater

Kilimanjaro Day 8: Descent Into Heat And Then I Fall

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Start: Millenium High Camp 3950m (12,960 ft.) Stop: Stella Maris, Moshi via Mweka Gate 1645m (5,400 ft.) Distance: 12.2 km (7.6 miles) Loss: 2304m (7,560 ft.) I awake with nearly half of my air mattress running itself up the tent wall. The steep incline made for a less than restful night. … More Kilimanjaro Day 8: Descent Into Heat And Then I Fall

Kilimanjaro Day 5: The Barranco Wall And A Bucket Of Tears

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Start: Barranco Camp 3900m (12,800 ft.) Stop: Karanga Camp 3995m (13,106 ft.) Distance: 6.4km (4 miles) Gain: more than 300 ft. If you don’t want to stand in line for hours, then you’ve got to hit the wall early. That’s the Barranco Wall, where you ditch your trekking poles and use … More Kilimanjaro Day 5: The Barranco Wall And A Bucket Of Tears