Today is a ‘working’ rest day. We hiked up a 1000’ this morning to acclimatize a bit more. I went with Phu Tashi to his village of Dingboche to visit his family and have some lunch. We are high up the Khumbu Valley now. Only low shrubs growing, rocky and windblown.
Read-on for short bio’s and pics of my team members …
Mike Michael Hamill (US) 32, has summitted Everest 2 times, 4x Cho Oyu, all 7 summits, etc. Professional guide for IMG. Passions: fly fishing, ski touring.
Eben Eben Reckord (US) 26, has summitted Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Aconcagua, Kili, Mt. Rainier 51x. Professional guide for IMG. Passions: guiding, reading, travelling.
Louis Louis Carstens (South Africa) 48, is back again this year to try again at the summit. He missed it by only several hundred feet last year because of a gastro. He has already climbed the other 6 summits, as well as Cho Oyu with me in 2008. He is a strategist for a financial services company in Johannesburg. Passions: climbing, travelling and new experiences.
Jason Jason Vandalen (US) 40, has climbed Denali, Aconcagua, Baker, Adams, Athabaska. He is an architect in NY. Passions: Climbing, Cycling, Running.
Sandhosh Sandhosh Kumar (India) 27, presently living in Singapore for 11 years. Has climbed Kilimanjaro, Cho Oyu, Mt. Blanc, and hiked to BC Everest. His profession is in banking. Passions: mountain climbing, endurance.
Steve Steve Barnes (US) 51, has climbed Rainier, Cayumbe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo. He is a lawyer in NY. Passions: kids, fishing, climbing.
Tim Tim Igo (US) 32, has climbed Aconcagua, Kili., Elbrus, Utah 4x 12,000’s. He is a sales manager for computer eq. and consulting company. Passions: mountaineering, snowboarding, cycling, travel, learning
Mark Mayk Schega (Germany) 46, has climbed 6 of 7 summits including Mt. Kosziusko and Carstenz Pyramid, Cho Oyu and mts. in Alps. He owns a company in Munich for temporary work and direct placement. Passions: mountaineering, mountain biking, biking expeditions and travel.
Namche_004 Myself, Theodore Fairhurst (Canada) 62, mtn’s climbed (see website). I own real estate in Montreal. Passions: mountaineering, mountain biking, travel, pushing my limits.