Monthly Archives: May 2011

Leaving the Himalayas

Going down was easy. Walking was mostly, although not exclusively, downhill. Every day we slept at altitudes significantly lower than the day before. This made the air thicker. You could taste the difference. With more oxygen everything got easer and … Continue reading

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Conquering Everest

The window for summiting was clear. For the past two days, the conditions were looking right and it seemed like we would accomplish our goal. The monsoon pushed the jet stream further north causing the skies to clear up. Our … Continue reading

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Across the Cho La Pass and on to Everest

Glancing at the map, Gokyo is in one valley and Mount Everest in another. We could spend two days of reasonable hiking, backtracking to make it over to Khumbu valley which would lead us to the Everest Base Camp. There … Continue reading

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Namche Bazaar to Gokyo Ri

We climbed out of the town of Namche Bazaar and soon were greeted with our first view of Mount Everest. Far off, with just its peak showing, it looked down upon us from behind its shorter brothers Nuptse and Lotse. … Continue reading

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From Lukla to Namche Bazaar

“Be at the airport an hour before departure.” said the agent who sold us the tickets from Katmandu to Lukla. That would mean we should be there at 5:30am, and of course, we were about 20 minutes late. We strolled … Continue reading

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Prepping for Trekking in the Clouds

Weronika and I are not even big fans of trekking through the mountains. Looking back, we’re not even sure how we ended up here. One day, we are relaxing on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Filipino Adventures

It was just another hot noon in the Philippines. Weronika, Monika and Krystian just got out of a cool air conditioned van somewhere in the northern part of Palawan. They got lucky, as the overgrown jeepney going to Port Barton … Continue reading

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