About the EVERST4K Expedition

Everest4K is not only a expedition project, campaign and TV production but the fulfillment of a dream of two friends facing their chance of a lifetime. Working on Everest!

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DISPATCH #1, April 10, Approach Finally we arrived in Kathmandu. Now we are „all in” on Everest. This journey means a lot of new experiences for us two individual travellers: getting to know our group (pretty cool and interesting people), staying in a luxury hotel instead of the small guesthouse we are used to, and more than five tons of gear. Normally on an expedition we are feeling overloaded already with 500 kg of gear. An Everest expedition is definitely something different! About all that we have read a hundred times but being part of such an expedition is a new feeling for both of us.

Slowly we are realizing that we are actually part of a real Mt. Everest Expedition. Tomorrow we will be heading towards Tibet. Especially Hannes is pretty nervous as our whole mission depends on getting all the gear across the border, which can be tricky sometimes. Our next post will already be transmitted from Tibet! We are looking forward to getting things started. More soon!

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Joachim Künkel April 11 2015 Viel Glück und viel Segen auf all Euren Wegen!, Achim und Heike
Bernd Daamen April 22 2015 Good luck

Expedition will not be continued

DISPATCH #9 April 27,  Base Camp at 5150m 
This morning Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger, Alexander Brutscher (BR) as well as Nils Peuse and Hannes Künkel (Third Pole) decided to cancel their Everest 2015 expedition in light of the tragic events that have occurred and are still occurring on Mt. Everest and in Nepal.

Earth quake in Nepal

DISPATCH #8 April 25,  Base Camp at 5150m 
As we were waiting for lunch at around 12am the Himalaya was hit by a massive earthquake. The earth was shaking heavily for at least 30 seconds followed by rockfall from the debris flanks.

Into the ice of Everest

DISPATCH #7 April 22,  Base Camp at 5150m 
We left Base Camp for the first time to hike up to an intermediate Camp at 5750m. We followed the glacier tongue of Rongbuk glacier before climbing up into the right tributary of the Eastern Rongbuk glacier which will lead us up to the North Col (7050m).

Adapting to high altitude

DISPATCH #6 April 21,  Base Camp at 5150m 
When we got out of the bus three days ago our single tents had been already pitched by the Sherpa crew so we only had to pitch our production tent. What sounds easy is really hard work when you are not acclimatized and by now we definitely are not.