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Island Peak Summit 6195 meters

8 years ago it was my first time to climb Island peak. I have to say it was more difficult than climbing Everest- it was because I had little Himalaya inside me all the while I was climbing Island peak which that time I was not aware of. The news of a life inside me…

Phokalde Summit 5950 meters

Summitting Lobuche gave us both motivation and anxiety. We have 2 more peaks to climb which we have been told would not be as hard as Lobuche. Not quite. After a good rest in Lobuche village, we made our way to Phokalde base camp. We took our time hiking- crossing the khumbu glacier up to…

Summit Lobuche East 6119m

It has been 7 years since my last high altitude climb and Lobuche East gave me that chance again- base camp with awesome meals, sleeping on tents and just getting lost in the grandeur of the almost surreal mountains that surrounded us. After base camp the following day we climbed to high camp. Early the…

Happy Mothers Day from Belarmino Ventures

The one thing I love about being in the outdoors, in an expedition, to say the least, is that I am not encapsulated in the norms of time. Heck, I do not even know what day and date it is today. I just follow the natural flow of my body. When the sun rises, I…

More pictures

We will go back down to Lobuche today to prepare for our Lobuche East summit bid for the next few days. All is good. Todd and Janet Belarmino Ventures Himalayan Expeditions 2014 We would also like to thank Regatta, GET UP (corporate social responsibility platform of Golden ABC), Habagat, Lagalag, and Sycure for supporting our…

kalapathar 5,643m

Our team is currently trekking to Everest base camp. We will be uploading more pictures today from Gorak Shep. Stay tuned… Todd and JanetTeam Jukka at Kalapathar summit blockView of Everest and Nuptse from Kalapathar summit

On top of Kalapathar

Our morning started early packing one climbing bag full of essentials: plastic double boots, crampons, alpine harness, jumars, rappel device, carabiners, helmet and ice axe.. This bag took off early towards our Lobuche base camp with tents and other provisions. The secound bag we packed would go with us to Gorak Shep so we could…