Wednesday, August 26, 2009
2010 Everest Trek Announced!
While I was away, with my head firmly buried in the world of adventure racing, Jon Miller and Chris Marquardt announced their Everest Trek 2010, which is being billed as "A once-in-a-lifetime experience...again!" The expedition will once again be a mix of adventure travel and photography/videography workshop for the lucky few who get to go along on the trip.
For those that don't know, Chris Marquardt produces the Tips From the Top Floor podcast, which is one of the best photography podcasts around. Chris is a professional photographer who conducts workshops all over Europe and the United States. Regular readers of this blog, will probably recognize Jon Miller, who is the producer of The Rest of Everest video podcast, which is the most comprehensive look at climbing Mt. Everest and other big Himalayan peaks that I'm aware of.
Last year, the trekking group made the standard hike up the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp. This year, the trek will be a bit different, and longer, venturing into Tibet and along Everest's lesser known East Side, where fewer climbers and trekkers ever go. The area is described as more of a wilderness trek, and much different than the usual trekking circuits in the region. And of course, you'll also get lots of great instruction on how to use those fancy digital still and video cameras that you've purchased, but still haven't completely figured out.
To sign up to receive more information via e-mail head on over to the trek's official website at EverestTheTrek.com.