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 Back to Lukla (click photos to enlarge)

Dasona, Paul, Fiona & Mingma leaving basecamp to head down
Paul trying to topple this boulder which seemed more precarious every time we passed it
Mary climbing up on the way to Gorek Shep

Mary and Paul on the very bouldery track

Yak dung drying in the sun so that it can be used to fuel fires
Yaks passing through the Dukla pass where memorials to many climbers lie
Paul and Mary contemplating the memorials

Paul and Mary crossing the river near Dukla


Inside a Sherpa house (this house is Phinjo's - the Sherpa that climbed with Dennis)

Cooking utensils and various other things
Although this is the dining room, the bedding is here because this is where the family sleeps at night

The outside of Phinjo's house

The first flower we saw on the trek down - it was amazing how much we appreciated greenery after being surrounded by ice and rock for so long

Mary and a manny stone with the river in the background
Some rhododendron flowers were still in bloom as we trekked down 

More rhododendrons trees

Stone walls in a small village

Kids hanging out while mum tends to the garden
The children would often ask for lollies but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we had none to give them

Potato fields divided up by stone walls

More manny stones on the trek down
Prayer flag hung across a bridge in the wind
Yaks carrying their loads near Tengboche

A small village scene


Terraced grounds are everywhere

A building in progress - the stone bricks are carved on-site
A man selling ginger, nuts and other goods in Namche

The town of Namche Bazzar

A spinning prayer wheel
This yak thinks its welcome here too
Paul and Mary

Descending down valley and into the mist

The track near Namche

Mary and Fiona drinking tea in a lodge at Namche
Monks giving this store a blessing

Terraced farmyards near Namche


Paul and Fiona near Namche

Mary near Namche
Mary and Paul passing more manny stones

A fast running river near Phukding

Mary near a waterfall outside of Phukding

Paul and Fiona
Another pretty flower

Paul and Dennis wandering through the streets of Lukla


A child near Lukla - this crow kept taking its food

Paul, Fiona and Mary in the lodge at Lukla
Paul, Mary, Dennis, Jim and Fiona

Many of our Sherpa team enjoyed the chance to relax at Lukla as well


Paul inside the lodge

Mary and Paul hoping that the planes start flying

The Lukla runway showing the drop off - sometimes planes are not quite airborne when they reach the end

Only small planes can land here

Mary trying not to look nervous while waiting for take off

Paul and Jim
Looking outside the window

The luggage is piled into the front of the plane

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