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ye2bnikeasy ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2017


Easy trek from Lobuche. Great view on Pumori and Everest!
Posted Nov 21, 2017 8:53 am

WallylongridgeKala pattar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2016


Starting at lobuje and hiking to gorak shep for lunch, then up the ridge for great views of Everest. Super great day!
Posted Apr 21, 2017 1:40 am

colinleeKala Pataar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2016
Views on way up buy clouded over as we summited
Posted Oct 23, 2016 2:52 pm

Peak FreakRelaxing Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2014

Peak Freak

After two nights in Gorak Shep and a hike to Everest Base camp, enjoyed a leisurely stroll up the hill the next day in beautiful sunny weather!
Posted Jan 16, 2016 1:09 am

kunlunThree Passes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2012


Everest doesn't look that impressive from the top. Tibet IS the better place for that :)
Posted Nov 20, 2015 8:10 pm

teddycricket83up and down up and down  Sucess!


Climbed it around noon when I arrived to base camp b/c it was clear and I wanted to make sure I saw everest. Came down for some food and then went back up to watch the amazing sunset and have a couple very ice cold Everest beers. Then climbed it in the dark in the morning to see the sunrise. Couldn't get enough of the views
Posted Aug 9, 2015 2:19 am

mdouBeat the crowds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2013


I took the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri then walked to Everest Base Camp. Arriving with good acclimatization meant I was able to beat other trekkers on the way up and had Kala Pataar all to myself for a decent amount of time. The weather was great in March: clear skies in the morning and cumulonimbus later on. Not crowded at all outside of the main corridor. I was most often alone on the passes and side trips. Same goes for AC & ABC in April.
Posted Dec 15, 2014 3:57 pm

yuvalcloudy..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008


Climbed with G.F. who is now my wife...
Climbed through a bad snowstorm got there fisst and made tea for all the other climbers...sadly it was cloudy and we only Got a peek at everest...
Posted Aug 30, 2014 4:34 pm

jonboyeverest view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2011


What a perfect view of Everest including the ability to see most of the normal Everest climbing route.
Posted May 2, 2014 11:12 pm

utahjimkcold!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2004


morning start at campsite near Lobuche, walked to Gorak Shep, lunch & set camp there, then to Kala Pataar.
Posted Feb 3, 2014 2:55 pm

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Normal Route from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: november 2013  Sucess!


Absolutely stunning views from the summit. A must when making a trekking in the Khumbu region.
Posted Nov 12, 2013 7:18 am

Thomas JäwertHärligt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1999

Thomas Jäwert

Climbed with Johan G
Posted Oct 26, 2013 5:10 am

seabadgeLate start, better views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013


Left around 6-7AM, and heard from the early risers that our late start was the better choice. Any earlier and Everest would have been a silhouette, and the air biterly cold. Sun came out 1/3 of the way up, and we were stripping layers quickly. After a faint spell due to climbing too quickly, we slowed down and the rest felt like a breeze. Scrambled to the tip of the summit block, per gimpilator's persistence. Incredible views, specifically of Pumori. A small bird sang to us from the top!
Posted Jun 16, 2013 1:36 pm

gimpilatorSmall Hill with Amazing Scenery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013


This little hill has amazing summit views. It might be the most impressive viewpoint I have ever seen. It took Natasha 9 days to reach from Lukla after a stomach illness delayed us for several days.

Posted Mar 21, 2013 6:18 am

ScottKala Pattar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2012


Today was quite eventful and in some ways a little scary.

Because of the cold, I didn’t want to get up early and thought that we should wait until later for warmer weather and better lighting conditions for photos.

All went well except for one scary moment when the Sherpa got altitude sickness. When we climbed Kala Pattar, it was -19F/-18C and fairly windy. I wanted to sleep in until it got warmer, but the Sherpa wanted to climb early in the morning. Because it was so cold and the sunlight was beckoning up higher, Kessler and I hurried very quickly 16,995 feet/5180 meters to 18,373 feet/5600 meters making the 1400 feet/420 meter climb in an hour, which is much faster than normal. Since we had no idea that the Sherpa was feeling altitude sick, we climbed both little peaks around Kala Pattar.

The Sherpa got sick trying to keep up, but we didn't know that he was sick until we got down and he couldn't walk well. He wouldn't admit that he was altitude sick, but we and others could tell. It was apparently a matter of pride that he couldn't keep up with Kessler and the Sherpa people have a hard time admitting to altitude sickness, so we had no idea (he was apparently a well known climbing Sherpa whom had been to Everest several times as a porter, which made it harder to admit sickness).

We were supposed to head back to Lobuche and climb the Lobuche Pinnacles today, and cross the Cho La the next day, but since the Sherpa got sick we descended quickly to Periche and divided the load between the other porter and myself.

We got the Sherpa back down to a lower elevation and after taking Diamox, he was OK again and was back to normal and going strong. We were very glad everything worked out well. I would have felt really guilty if anything had went wrong. The altitude sickness never was life threatening, but it was scary since it was very difficult to try and talk the Sherpa into descending.

Other than that scary incident everything ran perfectly. It was cold, but we had clear and cold skies the whole time. It was so spectacular and I took many photos so far. So far, the people in the mountains were really nice and the mountains were great.

Focusing on the good part, Kessler beat his altitude record set on Chhukhung Ri, but only barely. The Sherpa felt bad that we had to change our plans, but we assured him that we were fine with the change of plans and wouldn’t mention him by name. We gave him part of his tip early to show that we weren’t upset at all.
Posted Feb 12, 2013 10:04 am

KesslerKala Pattar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2012


December 24 2012
Posted Jan 18, 2013 1:57 pm

Juanneman2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005


Trekking from Jiri to Kala pataar + EBC back to lukla in 17 days...

Posted Jun 5, 2012 3:58 pm

ncstBeautiful sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


I had spent the day at EBC and then went for sunset on Kala Pattar because the morning had been very cloudy; I rushed up in an hour from Gorak Shep to the summit just in time for beautiful views.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 11:32 am

KickiCloudy again!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2011


Second time on Kala Pathar and it was cloudy again...next time I must wake up earlier so I can get a view of Everest! This time I struggled to get up, so I was very happy when I finally reached the summit. I even made a phonecall to Sweden from the summit! :)
Posted Oct 9, 2011 4:32 pm

KickiKala Pathar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2009


Unfortunately cloudy, so I couldn't see Everest. But a lovely view over Khumbu valley! But I was happy to succeed both EBC and Kala Pathar.
Posted Oct 9, 2011 4:25 pm

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