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It’s one of the most coveted treks in the world. Everest Base Camp, Nepal. Far East Adventure Travel is proud to present two podcasts completely devoted to the magic of trekking this region. From crossing the sometimes trecherous Chola Pass to the final steps arriving at Everest Base Camp. And an early morning ascent of Kala Patthar for one of the best views of Everest in all of Nepal. Join me John Saboe for one of Asia’s great adventures. Trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal. Right from the start I was in for a hair raising experience. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, rated as one of the most dangerous airports in the world is often canceled in October, the busy season due to weather conditions. If it’s not cloudy or windy in Lukla, it is in Kathmandu, making it extremely tricky to complete scheduled flights. You can be stranded in Lukla for days waiting for a weather window. Same this goes in Kathmandu. Days!
You can avoid the whole worry of flight delays and dangerous weather conditions by trekking all the way to Lukla. Take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri, about 9 hours. Then just walk for a week! For me, I was extremely lucky to be on one of the first flights that day from Kathmandu to the start of the trek with favorable weather conditions.
Excerpts from "Ultimate Trekking Adventure-Everest Base Camp, Nepal Part 2
Having completed one of the toughest days of the trek it was time to move back onto the busy trail to Everest Base Camp.
The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep is only about 5 kilometers but at an average elevation of over 5000 meters it is still challenging, especially when you have a hill to traverse like this one.
This is one of the most spectacular panoramas in the entire Himalaya with more up close views of Nuptse. And you’re last look at mighty Everest in the center before descending further down into the Khumbu Glacier.
Finally you find yourself putting in the last steps to the Base Camp marker at 5360 meters. This was the year that 16 Sherpa guides lost their lives in an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall. All Everest mountain guides had refused to work the rest of the season out of respect for the victims.
It’s power is best described though in a quote from American filmmaker, climber and 5 time Everest summiter David Brashears. “The mountain doesn’t care whether we’re here or not. It doesn’t compete with us. It isn’t burdened by our hopes and dreams. Everything it means to us is only what we bring to it. It’s what the mountain reveals about us that has any lasting value.”
Please like the Far East Adventure Travel Facebook page, you can also follow me on Twiiter, Periscope, Instagram and Google+. All of the links are at fareastadventuretravel.com. That’s it for this week’s Far East Adventure Travel Podcast, thanks so much for joining me. Until next time this is John Saboe, safe travels and Namaste!
For me, just the mention of Cindy Abbott, turns me into a bit of a giddy fan. Understand that it isn't entirely that she is one in 40 women in the USA to have ever summitted Mount Everest, or that she finished the Iditarod on her third try, taking the Red Lantern. It isn't even really that she is the only woman to do both of these things. You see, she has a rare disease called Wegener's granulomatosis, and it was during training for her Everest climb that she was finally diagnosed after 14 years of fighting an enemy with no name.
So, what do you do when you are told you've got a rare and incurable disease? Well, according to Cindy, whether you ascend 29,029 feet on Everest, or you take a team of dogs and do 1049 miles to Nome, you just DO IT. Cindy made the decision to FIGHT. And fight she did. She decided to advocate and educate for NORD, or the National Organization for Rare Disorders, run the "Greatest Race on Earth," climb that rather big hill and continue to be a professor at California State at Fullerton.
There is a film about her that is finally finished after four long years in production that will be appearing in festivals this year, called Banner on the Moon. That banner of course is her NORD banner which she takes with her everywhere, and quite frankly, the moon would have to be the next stop for this lady.
On a personal note, and why I am so very passionate about speaking with her, is that I too battle a disease. Cindy has been a personal hero to me. So having this opportunity to talk sled dogs and how they've been a positive influence on her, as they have me, will be a highlight of my life. And I do hope that no matter who you are and what you do with dogs, that you too will find this amazing woman to be a source of inspiration unbound, and an example of the strength we all have hidden inside us, waiting for our dogs to show us where to find it.
Salvatore is currently one of the foremost recognized cinematographers in cinema. He approaches each project with a unique visual style, and seamlessly translates each story's unique concept into breathtaking moving images. Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Salvatore is a regular fixture on director Ron Howard's team. In addition to Inferno, the duo collaborated on films such as The Missing, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon, The Dilemma, Made In America, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Salvatore Totino began building his reputation as one of the finest commercial and music video DOPs of his generation. Today, he has over 500 commercials on his resume, having contributed to high profile campaigns like Jack Daniels, Nike, Jaguar, The GAP and H.I.S. Jeans, winning a Clio Award for the latter. He lit the music videos for such celebrated bands as Radiohead, REM, Bruce Springsteen, Sound Garden, U2, and many others. Totino's first feature film as Director of Photography came in 1998 when Oliver Stone hired him to work on his American football drama Any Given Sunday. Since then, Totino has compiled an impressive list of credits, including Changing Lanes directed by Roger Michell, People Like Us for Alex Kurtzman, Concussion for Peter Landesman and, most recently, Baltasar Kormakur’s Everest. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review six new films. First, we discuss Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Keira Knightley. Then we talk about the mob movie Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton. After that we review Sicario with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro. We also review the faith-based film Captive with Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. Then, it's a review of Cooties with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, and Alison Pill. Finally, we discuss Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
At an hour and six minutes, this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour offers you 10% more hour!
And even with all that time, your friends in podcasting didn’t get to everything they hoped to discuss!
What do Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness talk about on this show? You know, the usual … Lawsuits about the “Happy Birthday” song and Volkswagen diesel automobiles, poisonous snakes, “super moon” lunar eclipses, movies like Everest,Welcome to Me and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, television like “The Knick”, “Mad Men”, “Documentary Now!”, and “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”. They discuss the deepening cultural impact of Stephen Colbert as well as David Letterman’s forthcoming return to television. They continue to watch the “recent woman-directed movies everyone should see” and they continue naming the names of current character actors whose work they find exceptional.
Enjoy, and tell a friend about YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, won’t you?
Listen 24/7 to Matt Hickey former Army Captain, Afghanistan Veteran now CEO/Co-Founder of U.S. Expeditions & Explorations. Army senior baseball player Harold Earls plans to help lead a team of current, former and future U.S. Soldiers to the summit of Mount Everest in the spring of 2016. Earls has partnered with former Army hockey player CPT Matthew Hickey '09 in hopes of directing the first Army team to climb Everest, while also raising money and awareness for service members suffering from PTSD. Please SHARE www.usx.vet
Jeff Reynolds is one of the world's top climbers having summited six of the seven summits. He will discuss climbing and trekking to Mt. Everest and his work with S2 Mountaineering. If you ever dreamed of climbing or trekking to Mt. Everest - this is the show to listen to!
In a few weeks Chris Jacobs will be coming to the world live from base camp on Mt. Everest along with Kyle Martino. They will be documenting Joby Ogwyn flight into the abyss as he attempts a jump off the summit of Mt. Everest wearing only his wing suit. But before he treks to the end of the earth Chris stops by CIM to talk about risk, adventure, doing what you love and his upcoming correspondence, Everest Jump Live to us by Discovery Channel.
Kyle Martino and Chris Jacobs will give LIVE on-the-ground updates from Everest. Kyle/Chris leave next week to begin the climb up Mt. Everest. It takes 6 weeks alone just to acclimate!
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The world is about to witness one of the greatest human feats ever captured on television - when California resident Joby Ogwyn attempts the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
On Thursday February 4th, 2016 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
will present a discussion on the fascinating military and occult career
of Lt.Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) the conqueror
of Tibet (1904) and the author of several books on travel, adventure and
mystical philosophy. Colonel Younghusband was an officer in British
Special forces in India during a cold war between the British and the
Russians for control of the Central Asian highlands north of India in
the latter days of the 19th century. Their covert conflict was called
"The Great Game" and was the stage for high adventure. Rudyard Kipling
novelized "The Great Game" in Kim. In 1904 Lord Curson the Viceroy of
India sent Colonel Younghusband up into Tibet with an invading British
army to flush out the Russians whom Curson was convinced had infiltrated
the mysterious country. After slaughtering the primitive Tibetan army,
Younghusband took Lhasa but could not find a single Cossack, or even a
Russian rifle, However he did stay long enough to have a mystical
experience that transformed him from a ruthless conqueror into a
peaceful mystical philosopher. He retired to England to write books
about his adventures and his visions, which included life on other
planets, a philosophy of free love, a spiritual drama society and an
expedition to climb Mt. Everest. -- If you want to spend an hour with
the Colonel, tune in and we'll hit the trail going up.
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Bio: Bob graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His world travels lead him to all points on the globe, especially those at high altitudes. He climbed Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, ascended 17,598 feet in Nepal to the Mount Everest Base Camp and reached the summit of several smaller mountains in between. Bob’s experiences on the road,
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