Sadie Quarrier was with me in 2012 when I climbed Everest and Lhotse on a Nat Geo expedition. It was great to catch up with her about this very different but equally awesome trip from this last month with my partner Jim Morrison and filmers Nick Kalisz and Dutch Simpson. Xtreme Climbers Treks & Expeditions P. Ltd.
Thank you Hilaree Nelson & @jimmorrison for recognizing our job and skills of our Climbing Sherpas who have made this 2018 possible. It’s been an absolutely amazing honor of Xtreme Climbers Treks and Expeditions Team to have the opportunity and to experience and to organize such an extreme adventure of the year 2018.
Thanks to both of you for your trust and looking forward to explore more in near feature.
Pemba Sherpa & Panuru Sherpa
Xtreme Climbers Treks and Expeditions P.Ltd. (Where Adventures Meets with a Professionals)
Loved our chat Hils! Thanks for taking me there mentally! So psyched & proud of all of you!
It took me a while to find a hard charging ski photo from #lhotseski2018. The conditions were tough but they were way superior than my expectations so can’t totally blame it on the snow. Mostly I was spent from the uphill and from trying to climb without oxygen. The thin air forces a lot of stops on the way down to catch our breath. Once we got on he Lhotse face, though, the 🌞 was out, the 💨 died down and got to ski 🎿 fast:) #ilovewildplaces @julbo_eyewear @msr_gear @protectourwinters @jimwmorrison @gopro ... See MoreSee Less
Yes. Well. It’s really good to be home and with my kids. It’s even better when my younger son is totally entertained by making fun of me. “So Mom, is this how you skied Lhotse?” Yes, Grayden. Coat unzipped, no hat, hair flying in the wind.... just awesome 😎 #lhotseski2018 #skiseasoniscoming @thenorthface #telluridehistoricalmuseum ... See MoreSee Less
Looking back through photos on the flight home today and wanted to share this one of our warm up run prior to our summit rotation on #lhotseski2018 taken by @jimwmorrison. Since we hadn’t skied since May, we both thought it’d be a good idea to get our ski legs under us only there were very little skiing options between flat glacier and super steep, icy face. Alas, we chose icy face and skied from 24k on the Lhotse face. It was awesome. It gave me the confidence I needed to ⛷from the summit 3 days later. Conditions were pretty dang good but for sure you couldn’t miss a turn or slip an an edge on the near ice surface. Not to mention all the frozen chunky choss embedded in the “snow” that made each turn a little bumpy. Alas, huge thanks to @blizzardskis @dynafit @tecnica_sports for the solid lifelines attached to my two feet!!!! #hangonfordearlife #sufferfest #wheresthepowder #nodownsuit ... See MoreSee Less
Just a quick post to say my last post was from a while ago- right as our fated internet machine imploded. Flash forward to 3 days ago: @jimwmorrison making turns through the choke of the #Lhotsecouloir. Elevation over 27,000 feet. With Everest in the background on right side of photo. I’m still absorbing the whole last month but, without a doubt, this was one of the highlights of my 20 year ski mountaineering career. Thanks 🙏 to everyone who helped us make this happen! For sure more story to come soon! Need a beer 🍺 first 😉 @thenorthface @clifbar @msr_gear @julbo_eyewear @adventuremedicalkits @blackdiamond @timstraumabalm @nickkalisz @dutchsimpson #lhotseski2018 @scottmellin ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve had a complete electronic implosion. 🤞this works through my Thursya #satsleeve. @jimmorrison yesterday Skiing from bergschrund at base of #lhotseface at 22,400 feet. Temps were blistering 🔥, ❄️ was corn ⛷ kinda crazy. Headed to C3 tomorrow. @thenorthface #lhotseski2018 #addictedtotechnology @clifbar @blizzardskis #mysisterrules ... See MoreSee Less
This is what a #tentlife day looks like, only time@passes much, much, much slower. We had a false start this morning hoping to head to C2 but instead we played a lot of cards: vicious games of ♥️ and lots of 10 card Gin. I get pretty homesick on days like today. I miss my kids a lot and I miss the beautiful fall days I know are happening in #Telluride. It’s hard to stay focused on the task at hand. Fortunately I get to talk to my boys every couple of days and they keep me fired up with all their questions. 🤞we get to climb tomorrow or my head might 🤯!! #assault3 #bastion @thenorthface @clifbar @msr_gear @jimwmorrison @gopro #timelapse ... See MoreSee Less
In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan. I saw this film when it premiered at @telluridemountainfilm this spring with my 9 year old son Grayden and we were blown away. Grayden recently saw the premiere of @freesolo in Telluride (I did not) and he told me very seriously that he liked the @DawnWall a little bit more 🙂 no offense to @jimmychin and @alexhonnold. I think Free Solo scared him!!! Anyway-my point is that you should go see this film!!!!! It’s really good.
@RedBullMediaHouseFilms SENDER FILMS Tommy Caldwell Kevin Jorgeson