Top of Tiger 1: Seth, Anna, Kelly, Christopher, Steve, and Eric

5 Summits of Tiger Run

Had a really nice long run two days ago on Tiger Mtn with Kelly, her cousin Anna, Eric, Steve and new friend Christopher. We met at the trail head at 0730 on Saturday and did a long crazy loop up Tiger 1,2,3 – over to Tiger East, and then back up to Tiger 1 before
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Linking Blogger to Facebook via twitterfeed.

Linking Blogger to Facebook via twitterfeed.

I’m starting to feel the pressure to get on facebook. Partly has to do with push/pull. Blogger has no real adequate push mechanism. You can only add up to ten email accounts for push notification. Even if you hook up a mailing list through a mail host, you still need to manually manage emails or
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2-3 miles of this + traps = slow going

Ron Herzog 50k+

Had a nice run on Saturday out by Granite Falls at the Ron Herzog 50k Memorial Run. Scotty already has a great write-up on his blog so I will keep this simple. It was great to meet Lindsey, Craig, Ravi, Stan (who finished is 300+ ultra/marathon), Susan and Reed. Tony Covarrubias and Shawn McTaggar did
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Scotty is always ready for a run

Blanchard Mtn and misc

Had a really nice run on Blanchard Mtn with friends Kelly,  Pablo, and Scotty. Pics are online in an album. Scotty also has a nice writeup and pics posted. We met at the upper Lilly and Lizard trail head, running into Scotty’s friend Bill and later on the trail another friend Alex. A trail head picture
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Point Defiance 50k

Had a nice run on Saturday at the Point Defiance 50k.  It was first ultra in a little over 3 months and by far the longest run I’ve done in 3 months. It was an easy drive down from Seattle though I got a little lost in the park looking for the start. The park
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Tandra back on the original trail up to Dhampus after bus runs out of gas

All my bags are packed.

My bags are actually still packed for the most part and I am looking forward to moving into my new apartment this Friday. It won’t be able to compare to my condo on capital hill but it will be home. At least for a while. I  used to try to sing that John Denver song
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Back in Kathmandu!

Made it back to Kathmandu early this Sunday morning (Late Saturday evening in the States). What a long strange trip it has been! A huge thanks to Dorjee Sherpa’s company Himalayan Windhorse Adventures who have helped managed logistics for both treks amazingly well. We arrived in Lukla to fly out from the Tenzing-Hillary ‘airport‘ (had
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From Deboche (3,820m)

From Deboche (3,820m)

All is well. Bit cold and misty. SPOT GPS messenger is not working well. Sat phone works though. Currently in Deboche and all is well.Truly last internet connection as sat connection is expensive and non existent after here except via sat phone (but have no cable to connect to laptop). All is well – hope
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Acclimatization Day in Namche

Acclimatization Day in Namche

Now on vacation! Three weeks with wonderful students and now  two weeks to trek/climb Imja Ttse with friends Alex and (former) GTA (but reallly) IEP Co-Lead Tandra. The flight to Lukla was something! We had the early morning flight -seems all others were canceled after the first due to bad weather. It was a twin
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Onwards to Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Onwards to Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Once again only a few min to write and this keyboard is terrible. We had quite the bus ride back to Kathmandu on Friday. Students were happy to arrive back at our original hotel – after some free time there was a group dinner at ‘Rum Doodle’ – a restaurant visited by many climbers with
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