06/13/2006, Beijing, China

In Beijing after a long series of flights. All in all everything has gone off without a hitch, even my bags arrived without any problems, that is always a huge relief.

I typically arrive a few days ahead of the guest to secure final permits and check out all logistics prior to sending off on a trip like this.

Tomorrow I fly onto Lhasa via Chengdhu, China and arrrive some 4 hours later in Tibet. I'm excited about this trip as its our first time leading a trip to Everest from this side of the mountain. One of the first things that makes it so nice is its drier on this side of the mountain than the Nepaleese side where the monsoon has begun. Our trip is a trek with the Thorne familly from Washigton D.C., and all arrive into Lhasa on the 17th. We plan on being in Lhasa for several days before heading out towards Everest. One of the major issues of course is resting and taking in all the various sights that Lhasa is famous for, as well acclimatizing to the high altitude. Tibet is one of the highest countries in the world, so health is a big consideration.

I'll begin posting photos later as I get them edited. Stay tuned.


Summer has arrived.
05/19/2006, Colorado Springs

Back from a long series of trips, couldn't be happier to welcome shorts and t-shirts.

Were all gearing up for a busy summer of rock climbing, and preparing for some great expeditions to Tibet and the Alps for this summer.

Drop us a line soon to register for one of our great programs.

Valdez skiing
04/26/2006, Valdez, Alaska

Arrived in Valdez today with incredible views for my AMGA ski exam. Just finished the Spearhead traverse in British Columbia. We had wonderful weather and guest to enjoy our tour, and ski some great powder. René, Toni and Bruno Furrer as well as Ernest Mueller joined SEI for this great adventure skiing in beautiful mountainous terrain.

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