Day 1: Dropping Into Lukla

November 4, 2022Start: Kathmandu 1324m (4343ft)Via: Lukla 2860m (9381ft)Stop: Phakding 2610m (8561ft)Distance: 8km (5miles) After a couple hours of sleep the alarm goes off at 3:30am. 10 minute snooze and then it’s time for the last hot shower in the next two weeks. We’re out front in the dark for our pickup by 4:30am. The … More Day 1: Dropping Into Lukla

Kathmandu City Tour: Monkey Temple, Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa

November 2, 2022Kathmandu, Nepal The early start is a bit rough. We have to get up, shower, eat breakfast and get over to the Hyatt Regency by 9am. Caspar and I and fellow group member Silke are staying at Hotel Butsugen, which is only a stone’s throw away from the Hyatt. We use a very … More Kathmandu City Tour: Monkey Temple, Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa

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