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Night time magic

A couple of nights ago I took the camera and tripod outside our camp to capture some night time sights. It’s almost full moon so there is a lot of light through the night, especially when the strong moonbeams reflect on the snowcapped peaks and glaciers.It’s...

Experiencing setbacks

In the last few days we’ve had a few set backs, but this is part of expeditioning, I suppose. A few days ago we were planning to go on a rotation, but there was an accident in the Icefall, which required re-routing some of the track to Basecamp 1 so everyone...

Puja ceremony – holy Lama blessing us on our journey

For anyone who has been or will be going on a expedition in this part of the world, will come across a ‘puja’, an important ceremony to Sherpas, asking the gods for a permission to climb the mountain and to stay safe. And definitely a ceremony that we also...

Base Camp

[17 April 2021, by Sanna Raistakka] It is a pretty crazy place this BC: hundreds of people living in tents strewn along the Khumbu glacier, surrounded by sheer rock and ice faces, which occasionally drop down thundering bombs of ice and snow. It is so vastly spread...

Our first rotation to Camp 1 (6,100m)

[11 April 2021, by Sanna Raistakka] We took a couple of days rest after arriving to Everest Base Camp (BC), the icy home for several hundred people each spring. We had all our gear to sort through for one, and secondly, it was nice to get comfortable in our new...