In March 2006, Paul Adler and Fiona Adler left for their attempt to climb Mount Everest. 

We posted live updates here throughout our climb, as well as during the final stages of our preparation.  We hope that this helped our friends, family and other interested parties to experience the adventure with us along the way.

Our current projects are www.womo.com.au, www.myeverest.com and www.powerdiary.com.au



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The Trek into Basecamp (click photos to enlarge)



Arriving in Lukla airport
 
Fiona showing kids photos of them on the digital camera screen
 
Kids in a doorway

 
A manny stone near Phakding

 

Looking over the river towards our campsite at Phakding
 
Chris rests in a lodge in Phakding
 
Chris and Paul starting the hike up to Namche

 
Bridget, Paul (at back), and Chris
 

Porters carrying in supplies for the higher villages

 
Yaks on a bridge 
 
The same yaks crossing the bridge as seen from a distance
 
Local children making their own fun
 

Not sure if this yak is trying to give us a message!

 
Meeting the IMG sherpa team at Namche Bazaar
 
Our personal sherpas - Mingma Ongle and Dasona
 
A view of the nearby mountains from Namche
 

The famous Namche market - traders from all over the valley come here on Saturdays

 
More market scenes
 
The township of Namche nestled into the valley
 
Bridget turns the prayer wheels at a temple above Namche
 

Close up of the prayer wheels
 
Bridget and Chris
 
 
Yaks going straight through the main street of Namche
 
Fiona and Paul
 

All four of us at the Everest View Hotel (Everest is the mountain above Fiona's head with the big cloud plume coming off it)

 
Paul enjoying the sun at the Everest View Hotel
 
Paul is a bit skeptical about the Yeti skull which is housed in a monastery in Khumjung
 
Bridget, Paul, Fiona and Chris heading onwards and upwards towards Debuche
 

Coming into Tengboche

 
Inside the Tengboche monastery
 
 
Fiona receiving a silk Kata from the Lama
 
Paul after receiving his blessing from the Lama
 

On the trail again with great views of Ama Dablam for most of the day
 
 
Paul near a Buddhist monument
 
An action shot of the yaks en route
 
Bridget & Fiona taking a break on the way to Dingboche
 

Inside the lodge at Dingboche where we ate our meals (our tents were pitched outside)
 
Porters carrying heavy loads of kerosene to Dingboche
 
 
Bridget on a small bridge on the way to Dingboche
 
The small village of Dingboche - our tents are in the background
 

Local children dig up the potatoes from where they've been stored for the winter

 
While in Pheriche, Fiona contemplates a modern monument for climbers that have lost their lives on Everest
 
Paul, Chris, Bridget & Fiona on top of the hill between Dukla and Lobuche
 
Many monuments are placed here for those that lost their lives on Everest - a very somber place

 

Chris and Paul on the way to Lobuche
 
Our tents set up at Lobuche
 
Fiona at camp

 
Dan, John, JF and Paul trek up towards Gorak Shep
 

Paul near Gorak Shep - the last town before Everest base camp

 
Fiona inside our tent
 
Campsite at Gorak Shep
 
Fiona rugs up in the morning at Gorak Shep
 

Bridget near Gorak Shep

 
Chris and Bridget - just engaged!  Taken from Kala Patar (Everest can be seen in the background - the black one)
 
     

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