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.

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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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