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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Around Basecamp (click photos to enlarge)

The Puja Ceremony
The food ready as an offering as well as for the celebration
The Puja altar

The Lama (in orange) leading the ceremony

A pole is raised carrying flags representing all the climbers in the group

Juniper is at the top of the pole
At certain points in the ceremony, everyone threw rice towards the altar

Jim (left) and Paul at basecamp

Fiona trying out the practice ladder which is suspended above a small frozen lake

Fiona on the trek up to Kala Patar (everest is the black mountain in the background)
The view of Everest from Kala Patar

Fiona and Mingma on Kala Patar

A view of a nearby mountain from basecamp

Our campsite at basecamp (people often air their sleeping bags out on their tents during the day)
Paul outside our tent at basecamp

Jack, Fiona & Bridget in the dining tent

The two toilet tents
Paul and Fiona taking a walk around the base of the icefall
Bridget and Chris at the base of the icefall

Bridget, Chris, Paul and Fiona at the Puja Altar

The helicopter wreck from a few years earlier

Fiona with the same wreck
The landscape around the base of the icefall
Bridget looking back towards basecamp

A typical meal - vegetable quiche, cooked spam, coleslaw and tomatos
Chris and Paul in the lodge at Pheriche from where Chris and Bridget headed down the next day
Paul, Passang and Fiona - Paul and Fiona spent another day here hoping the lower altitude would help Paul's throat

Back at basecamp - and Paul is in to see the doctors at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA)


Most of the team at breakfast digging into doughnuts and eggs

Fiona doing the laundry outside the cook tent
Inside the cook tent

Inside the Sherpa dining tent

A view of basecamp
The Sherpa dining tent
At the start of the icefall

Looking through a telescope from basecamp at Sherpas carrying an injured climber down through the icefall


Paul having a shave
Walter shaving
Basecamp after a storm dumped about a foot of snow

Another view of basecamp

Inside the storage tent - tents, stoves, and other supplies ready to be taken up to the high camps

Paul collecting snow to build up the helicopter pad
After the accident where the 3 Sherpas died in the icefall everyone at basecamp put in a huge effort in case a rescue was needed)

Fiona during a game of charades after dinner (in the background are the photos of our whole Sherpa team)

Paul getting our gear ready for a trip up higher

Jim at the base of the icefall
Dennis taking a drink at the base of the icefall
Paul inside the supplies tent - selecting food to take up to the higher camps

Nema filling up the water tank - the elevation gave the shower a small amount of pressure

Another accident involving an Italian who fell in the icefall and hit his head.  Everyone helped to carry him to the helicopter pad (Paul in red)
Paul, Marcus, Karl, Walter & Jim playing cards after dinner
Fiona practicing with the oxygen mask at basecamp

Paul with the oxygen set up at basecamp

Mark manages to fit in several rounds of basecamp golf!
Mary doing her laundry

Fiona getting out of our tent

When we got back to basecamp after our summit push, Mary came to the base of the icefall and climbed up the first section
Paul and Mary at the start of the icefall
Paul giving Danuru a big tip - Danuru gave his oxygen to Paul on his way down from the South Summit

The view outside from Dennis' tent

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