Camp 1

31 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Annapurna, Blog, Expeditions

Dispatch received via Delorme Sent: 3/30/12   7:30 PM (NPT) Reached Camp 1 today on Annapurna @ 5000m. A bit of a gauntlet run…playing chicken with the serac avalanches. This mountain definitely moves! Sent: 3/31/2012  11:49 AM (NPT)  Sitting in Camp 1. Below an absolutely gorgeous…



Annapurna Base Camp

29 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Annapurna, Blog, Expeditions

The flight from Katmandu to Pokhara on March 25th was a bit bumpy in the rickety prop-plane, but I hardly noticed the turbulent ride with my nose pressed against the window. I was once again awestruck, totally distracted by the sight of Himalayan giants tearing…



Initial results, per Garmin Edge 800.

06 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Ojos Del Salado, Blog, Expeditions

Michael and I fly home to California today after spending a couple of days lounging the beaches of coastal Chile.  We both have projects coming up soon and are looking forward to getting home to prepare for our respective trips; Michael to the Haute Route…



“The clock expires…”

03 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Ojos Del Salado, Blog, Expeditions

The clock expires in Copiapo, Chile, still 50 miles from the ocean, but over 170 miles from the summit of Ojos Del Salado and over 22,000+ vertical feet lower (exact numbers to follow – and still a record for Michael?). Don came down with a…



Summited!!

02 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Ojos Del Salado, Blog, Expeditions

Summited at 12 pm and clock started ticking at 12:15pm (CLST). We are in base camp and have around 21 hours to make it to ocean 200 miles away. (Click on interactive map above to watch their progress.)    



Going for the summit!

01 Mar, by Don Bowie in 2012 Ojos Del Salado, Blog, Expeditions

(12:15 pm CLST) We are going for the summit tonight & will begin the timing clock at the summit some time around 9am Chilean time (7am EST). Follow us on my website’s interactive map and donate!!