We are wrapping up yet another successful expedition season in Nepal . Berg Adventures is so proud of all climbers and trekkers who took on challenges and achieved their impressive goals!
We began this fall season with our comic book duo “the Grizzled Mountain Man and his trusty sidekick the Sweaty Mess”. This fun father daughter team, Rich and Bonnie Alessio, trekked through the Khumbu and kept us smiling as they called each day with updates. Their dispatches or “episodes” were filled with beautiful photos, informative explanations and stories of their three week adventure. After their Berg Adventures trip ended Bonnie went on to Bhutan to take part in a biking adventure. We can’t wait for the next book. As the duo would say; “Till next time”!
Father and daughter team Rich the Grizzled Mountain Man and Bonnie the Sweaty Mess
Read the stories of the comic book “Alessio’s Adventure” by checking out their dispatches.
Alessio Adventure team at Everest base camp
Our next Nepal expedition was the Quest for Everest trek with Ubisoft. Ubisoft, the creator of the Far Cry videogames, held a contest for one lucky gamer to trek to Everest base camp and play the 4th installment of the game along the trails. It was an awesome experience for the entire team and full of unique moments. Some of the trip highlights included Will and the Sherpa team playing Far Cry 4, Wally and Deirdre meeting the comic book duo Rich and Bonnie on the trails, spending three nights camping at Everest base camp and our first time in the jungles of Chitwan. After returning home from the trek the team was so happy to find out that after a 7-hour day on top of Kala Pathar the team had helped Ubisoft secure the Guinness World Record for the Highest Altitude Console Gaming Session.
Part of the Quest for Everest team; Deirdre, Wally, Sonam, Tom, Will and Dave pose below the Icefall and the Far Cry 4 Camp
You can read all about this once in a lifetime journey of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 Quest for Everest site.
A once of a lifetime opportunity; playing video games at 18,500ft
The last group to meet in Nepal was our Ultimate Nepal Adventure Team. The group had quite the agenda. With three expeditions planned they all met in Kathmandu ready to take on their goals. For Scott and Barbara Martyn it was to reach Everest base camp and stand in the shadows of the world’s tallest mountain. They trekked with their team through the Sherpa villages and enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery the Himalaya have to offer.
The ultimate adventure team
Scott and Barbara on top of Kala Patar
For Ken Poskitt it was to continue on from Everest base camp into the High Passes of Everest. After departing from the group in Pheriche he and his guides continued on to the more remote passes of the Khumbu valley. They trekked three impressive passes; the Cho (La 15,748ft/4,800m), Gokyo Ri (17,576ft/5,357m) and Renjo La (16306ft/4,970m) while staying in some beautiful lodges and homes of our Sherpa friends.
Ken having a great time at Everest Base Camp
You can see more from these two great adventures by checking out the dispatches.
Our last group set their goals with an incredible feat; reaching 20,305ft/6,190m on the summit of Island Peak. The group enjoyed their time at Island Peak base camp and high camp as they acclimatized, practiced their mountaineering skills, and prepared their gear for the climb. After waking in the early morning for an alpine start Bob, Frank and Travis began their accent of this glaciated peak. After reaching the summit the team, with their climbing guides Sandkup Sherpa and Jatha Rai, made it back down to base camp at noon where nice hot meals and Ang Temba Sherpa were waiting to congratulate the team!
Our amazing climbers at the top of Island Peak
Check out the Island Peak dispatches for some great photos.
After such an awesome season in Nepal this fall we are heading back to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp from April 18 –May 11, 2015. Don’t miss out on your ultimate Nepal adventure! Contact our office for details.
For your chance to see incredible views of Everest join us in April when we return for our base camp trek!