Destination: Nepal - Everest Base Camp - 201?

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Destination: Nepal - Everest Base Camp - 201?

Post by Jody » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:45 am

ImageEverest Base Camp: 17,598 ft./5,364 m.
..............Sagarmāthā National Park
..............Nepal


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest

Are you interested in joining us on a trek to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas in the Spring of 201??

The trek is a classic introduction to the Himalayas and will serve to acclimatize those members of the team that will be climbing Baden-Powell Peak (19,324 ft./5,890 m.) immediately following the EBC trek (see details below).

Mountaineering experience is not required for trekkers.

Here is the itinerary of a Vancouver-based guiding outfit to use as an example of what to expect on this trip:

http://www.themountainschool.com/expedi ... nepal.html

EBC Trek Details here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/229484277148579/

As mentioned above, immediately following this trek, some or all of the members of the EBC trek team will travel to Langtang National Park, Nepal, to attempt to climb Baden-Powell Peak (19,324 ft./5,890 m.). Those not wishing to climb but wanting to come to the mountain as a trekking experience are welcome! Langtang National Park is a far less travelling part of the Himalayas and will present an entirely different experience than the trek to EBC. You can stay in the beautiful village at the base of the mountain and enjoy the culture while the climbing team heads up the mountain.

BP Peak Details:
topic742.html

Treking to Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft./5,364 m.):
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=========================== UPDATE ===========================

UPDATE: February 13, 2014:

Below are the people that have expressed interest so far (bold means confirmed):

Leaders:

1. B. Jody Lotzkar, Event Leader, 1st Mountaineer Scouts, B.C., CANADA Image
2. Tammi Mason, 1st Mountaineer Scouts, B.C., CANADA Image
3. Neala Hutchinson, 1st Fairfield Rovers, Chilliwack, B.C., CANADA Image
4. Dennis Aylen, 2nd Langley Scout Group, Langley, B.C. Image
5. Sam Wallis, 1st Airdrie Cubs, Alberta Image
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Scouts/Venturers:

1. Simon, 1st Mountaineer Scouts, B.C., CANADA Image
2. Samantha, 1st Mountaineer Scouts, B.C., CANADA Image
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So...

Who wants to come along for the adventure of a life time?


The road to EBC (Everest in the center under the clouds and Ama Dablam on the right):
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Our Destination:
Peak XV/Everest (Western) - Sagarmāthā (Nepal) - Chomolungma (Tibet) - "Holy Mother" of the Earth (29,029 ft./8,848 m):
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This trip is open to any Scout from any WOSM member country who has a taste for real adventure!
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Re: Trek to Everest Base Camp, Spring 2015

Post by Jody » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:38 pm

National Geographic includes the EBC Trek on it's list of "World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails"

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com ... 00x450.jpg
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Re: Trek to Everest Base Camp, Spring 2015

Post by Jody » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:29 pm

I am pleased to announce the second leader on the team: Neala Hutchinson, 1st Fairfield Rovers, Chilliwack, B.C.!

Neala is currently in the middle of a year working at Kandersteg in Switzerland.

We will start serious planning for this event in the Fall.

This is going to be fun!
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:43 pm

Planning has begun...

Spring, 201?

Who wants to come with us for the adventure of a lifetime?
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Sam Wallis » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:23 pm

I think I asked before, but the trek to EBC is hiking, not climbing right? I have zero climbing skills, but some interest in this hike, if I can get my legs, and life into line.
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:55 pm

Sam:

Right. EBC is just hiking (it's supposed to be an amazing experience).

It occurs to me that the second part of the trip where we propose to climb Baden-Powell Peak can also be done as just a hike too.

It's a three day walk to the village at the bottom of the mountain through Langtang National Park (a far less travelled portion of the Himalayas so the experience will be quite different [more authentic?] than the walk to EBC). While the team goes up the mountain, hikers that don't want to climb could relax in the beautiful village at the base of the mountain and soak in the culture. Trekkers would not pay the same cost as the climbers since there is less cost involved (no need for mountain guides, gear, etc.).

I'm thinking that this will also be true for our later planned climb in Argentina. There are going to be some people that will want to come just for the experience of being in Mendoza and trekking to Aconcagua and back (and investigating the local Melbec wine while they wait for the rest of the team to come back from the mountain). I will add a Trekking Team category to these expeditions.

Kyanjin Gompa in Winter, Langtang National Park:
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by LNTCamper » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:05 pm

That sound great, Jody. I'll volunteer myself as the Official Aconcagua Sommelier.
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:43 pm

Tim: Done! Really...

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=872 ;)
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Sam Wallis » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:06 pm

what do you think the total time commitment would be for the trip? do both EBC and to the base of BP? I doubt I will have any climbing skills by then, but if I can swing it physically my work owes me a ton of vacation time.
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:13 pm

Sam:

I think it will be very roughly 14 days for EBC and about the same for Baden-Powell Peak ("BPP"). That won't include a few days in Kathmandu on the way in and out. The EBC trip is best done over as many days as possible since we will be acclimatizing to the altitude and soaking in the culture. Since we will already be acclimatized from the EBC hike, the BPP portion won't need the same amount of time. On the other hand, we don't want to make the mistake the Finns did on BPP and not leave ourselves a buffer of a few days to sit out bad weather on the mountain if need be. We will want to set aside up to a month for the whole thing (roughly speaking). Anyone trekking Langtang and not climbing BPP could depart up to a week early if desired.

The Himalayas are best accessed in March/April/May before the summer monsoons start (or in the Fall after the monsoons). Last Spring they had excess snow and no one was able to summit Everest until later in May than usual (around the 20th). The historically most favourable day for summiting is May 10 (thus the famous May 10-11, 1996 disaster). This Spring the Finns tried to climb BPP too early and they had no flexibility to adapt to the conditions. The timing of our trip should revolve around giving us the best shot at BPP possible. We should aim to summit in early May. We should schedule the whole trip, therefore, for final two weeks of April (or so) and first two weeks of May (or so).
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:52 pm

Rough draft schedule of:

(1) Trek to Everest Base Camp; and

(2) Trek to Langtang and climb of Baden-Powell Peak:

The whole trip may need to be moved a week or two earlier to accommodate potential guiding companies schedules. Again, this is a very early draft designed to stimulate discussion. To see greater event details you can view this on our website here (click on individual items to view full detail): http://mountaineerscouts.com/calendar/

April 2015:
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May 2015:
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Sam Wallis » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:46 am

Jody, put me down as tentative for EBC, but not BP. I need to work out a health issue, and a work issue to be able to commit. hopefully soon.
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:21 pm

Sam: That's great! Done!

What Scout Group are you with?
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Sam Wallis » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:48 pm

First Airdrie. oh, and if it matters my section is cubs.
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Re: Destination: Everest Base Camp - Spring, 2015

Post by Jody » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:23 am

Sam: The Cubs are going to love speaking to you from across the world as you tell them your adventures in Shangri-La! We'll have some cool tech that will let your kids watch your adventure in real-time!
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