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Apa Sherpa Accomplishes 20th Summit of Everest in First Ascent
Posted on May 21, 2010

Apa Sherpa, the only man in history to summit Everest 19 times, has now broken his own record with his 20th ascent. Apa reached the summit fully outfitted in First Ascent.

Puja Ceremony Marks Start of Climb for Arnot
Posted on April 20, 2010

By Melissa Arnot Today is an important day. It is the day following the Nepali New Year (it is now 2065 in Nepal). We are told by Tshering Dorje (our head climbing Sherpa, who is also a monk) that today is a good day for a blessing ceremony, or Puja.

Team Hahn Accelerates Summit Bid Plan
Posted on May 21, 2009

Everest Dispatch #73 May 21, 2009 ABC By Dave Hahn We had something of a celebration dinner in BC last night. As Peter, Ed, Jake, and Gerry made it all the way down from the South Col to regale us with summit stories.

Expedition Teams Respond To West Ridge Avalanche
Posted on May 8, 2009

Everest Dispatch #46 May 8, 2009 Basecamp By Dave Hahn I believed I’d imagined Kent Harvey’s call to me at 10 minutes to four in the morning. I didn’t have any alarm set; it was a rest day coming on and I was sound asleep

Summit Push to Begin May 8 for Viesturs, Whittaker & Arnot
Posted on May 4, 2009

Everest Dispatch #42 May 4, 2009 Basecamp By Melissa Arnot The chatter of Sherpa staff waking up and getting going is the first thing I hear, then the sun hits the tent and it is time to get up. Basecamp is a busy place

Behind The Scenes: Keeping Up With The Climbers
Posted on April 30, 2009

Everest Dispatch #38 April 30, 2009 By Jake Norton, Expedition Photographer It sounds pretty romantic, and lots of people envy my job. And, I must admit, I’m pretty happy with what I do for a living

First Ascent Team Updates on Everest Progress
Posted on April 28, 2009

Everest Dispatch #36 April 28, 2009 Basecamp … 17,530 ft. By Dave Hahn The first day and night down after an Everest climbing rotation are great for enjoying the novelty of comfort and easy living again.