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Everest Expedition Acclimatizes in Namche
Posted on March 31, 2009

Everest Dispatch #4 March 31, 2009 Namche 11,296 ft. N 27° 48.300’  E 086° 42.667’ by Melissa Arnot People always ask me what the hardest part of an Everest expedition is.

Climbers Arrive In Sherpa Capital Namche
Posted on March 30, 2009

Everest Dispatch #3 March 30, 2009 Namche … 11,296 ft. N 27° 48.300’ E 086° 42.667’ By Dave Hahn The rain finished sometime during the night and left partly cloudy skies for our morning walk out of Phak Ding.

First Ascent Team Starts Trek to Base Camp
Posted on March 29, 2009

Everest Dispatch #2 March 29, 2009 Phak Ding … 8,530 ft. N 27°44.587’ E 086° 42.703’ By Dave Hahn It was an early morning, hustling out of hotels and bustling onto buses for the short pre-dawn ride to the airport.

First Ascent Team Checks in from Kathmandu
Posted on March 28, 2009

Everest Dispatch #1 By Dave Hahn The climb of Mount Everest has begun. Our team came together in these past few days, flying by various routes and trajectories around the world to Kathmandu, lugging all manner of electronics, insulation and enthusiasm.

Return to Everest Expedition Gets Underway
Posted on March 27, 2009

Last week RMI’s Basecamp Manager Linden Mallory and RMI’s Operations Manager Jeff Martin arrived at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport in preparation for the First Ascent Expedition. This is their report.

Guide Profile: Ed Viesturs
Posted on March 20, 2009

From a boy who grew up on the flatlands of Illinois, Ed Viesturs has established himself as America’s premier high-altitude mountaineer. He’s the first American and the fifth person to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000-meter peaks—all without the use of supplemental oxygen.

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Guide Profile: Peter Whittaker
Posted on March 20, 2009

Co-owner of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI), the largest guide service in the U.S., Peter Whittaker has been a mountain guide for more than 25 years. Born into what could rightfully be called the First Family of American mountaineering, Peter has more than held his own