Leaving Camp, Lamayaru, and the World’s Scariest Drive After a rousing party, complete with rum punch (which must be the official drink of trek workers), morning came earlier than I had...

Day 10: The Day We Used Paddycake to Build Foreign Relations Day Begins: Spring Camp Trek Ends: Kanji The final day was really more a victory lap. It felt like the...

The Day We Bushwacked a Pass Day Begins: Camp at Base of Yokma La Pass: Yokma La (4700 meters / 15,420 feet) Day Ends: Spring Camp  While Yokma La may not...

The day I’m glad I didn’t stay sick… Day Begins: Ripchar Valley Camp High Pass: Nyigutse La (5000 meters / 16,400 feet) Day Ends: Camp at Base of Yokma La (Note,...

The day our dinner looked us in the eye… Day Starts: Camp near Hanupatta Day Ends: Ripchar Valley Trek Another camp had been made by a fellow group slightly higher up...

The day Glenn named a mountain… Day Begins: Fangila Day Ends: Camp near Hanupatta High above camp, in the direction we were headed, rose the hallowed slopes of Mount Chalupa. I’m...

The day we created a curse word… Day Begins: Camp at Base of Kungski La Trail Day Ends: Fangila From a pure trekking standpoint, this was one of the more mundane...

The day I bribed Lindsay through photography… Day Begins: Camp near Sumdha Phu High Pass: Kungski La (16,240 feet / 4950 meters) Day Ends: Camp at Base of Kungski La Trail...

The day I should have taken more photos… Day Begins: Camp near Sumdha Chenmo Day Ends: Camp near Sumdha Phu  The first order after breakfast was to cross the same stream...

The day Lindsay discovered Diamox… Day Begins: Sanak High Pass: Dungdungchen La (15,400 feet / 4700 meters) Day Ends: Camp near Sumdha Chenmo After a fantastic sunrise, we were ready to...

The day we actually started trekking… Day Begins: Chilling Day Ends: Sanak Maybe it was the eighteen months we had been away or maybe we’re just not very patriotic, but it took...

For some reason I didn’t believe the stories of flying into Leh and the impacts of the altitude. After all, it was a paltry 10,500 feet, barely above the base elevations...

I like to think of myself as adventurous. Then I realize that both of my Himalayan treks (Annapurna Base Camp last year as well as Ladakh) have been heavily supported and...