Archive for 'Lhotse 2011'
I just got back from the beautiful region of Ladakh in northern India, where I was leading a trek to Tso Moriri and Lungser Kangri, a 6,666m peak, which unfortunately we did not get to the top of due to bad weather. However, despite the disappointment of not standing on the summit, the trek and [...]
Just about two weeks after having left base camp and the cold, I am back in Islamabad, where temperatures are currently soaring up to about 45 C. Life happens so fast sometimes and my Lhotse expedition, which I utterly enjoyed, seems so far away when I ride my bike through the Pakistani capital. It is [...]
This is just a short note to let say that I am back in Kathmandu and I don’t think I have ever come back from the mountains so quickly. After having come down from Camp II on 27 May in the morning, I just had a shower, wrote the newsletter for Himalayan Experience, which you [...]
Hello, this is Billi’s robot. Good news. Just received another sms from Basecamp, or ‘BC’ in the local language. In it Billi says “Can u do me a huge favor and just put on my website that I summitted on 26th May at 5am and Billi will eloborate more soon. Ah first German woman on [...]
This is Billi’s robot in Kathmandu. Information just arrived from basecamp by text message that Billi summitted and is now on the way back down to camp II. And the weather is lovely! Thus more directly, live from Billi very soon!
Apologies for the silence over the past week but I have been away from modern technology and have been unable to send any updates to my website. I have just come down from four days at Camp II and Camp III and enjoyed the dizzying heights of 6,400m and 7,300m. The Lhotse team left base [...]
This is Billi’s robot! Just received a message from Billi in her sleeping bag saying that she is heading up to camp two (2 / ii ) for three (3 / iii) days. She is “acclimatising on the mountain” which is surely the best place to do it. More news as it comes. Robot.
It is the 5th of May and while many teams are going down to the lower elevations to recover from having lived above 5,000m and prepare for their summit attempt, the Himalayan Experience Lhotse group is heading down the valley in order to climb Lobuche East for acclimatisation. It seems late in the season to [...]
Greetings from my little acclimatisation hike with my friend and mountain mentor Ellen from Vale!The rest of the Lhotse group is still on their way down from the 5,455m peak and Ellen and I are happy to be sitting in the lodge as it is snowing hard outside now! Just heard that Osama bin Laden [...]
This is just a quick update on what has been happening here at Everest base camp. Our Everest group has gone off to Camp II and Camp III for the next six days, and the Himalayan Experience camp is very quiet with only Monica, Ellen, Russell, a team of Sherpas and I left. I am [...]
I am just sitting in the legendary White Pod – the igloo-like structure that dominates the Himalayan Experience base camp – and the thought of moving over to the prayer flags from where I have a good enough 3G connection to send this update for my website is already exhausting me. But despite all the [...]
I’m on my third day in the Everest region and I reached Russell’s Lobuche camp at 4,900m on Wednesday morning. I’m feeling good despite the fact that I steamed up the khumbu in less than three days. I met a few friends on the way and arriving here was a nice reunion with guides, Manaslu [...]
After having wrapped up my job with the United Nations in Islamabad and said goodbye to the lovely people I met there as well as our CORE community, I am back in Kathmandu getting ready for Lhotse. I left Pakistan with a laughing and a crying eye but it was time for me to go. [...]
I have just come back to Islamabad after having spent a week in Kathmandu, where I was busy meeting mountaineering expeditions for Miss Hawley and starting writing the Newsletter for Himalayan Experience, who I will be climbing Lhotse with. It was good to be back and it was exciting to see all the usual suspects [...]
I have just noticed that time must have been flying over the past three months and even though it seems that I have only just got back to Pakistan after my visit to Europe, I am actually about to leave again. I have just been asked how I was feeling and even though the time [...]