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Mar 012021
 
Everest 2021: Welcome to Everest 2021 Coverage

Welcome to the kick-off for my Everest 2021 coverage! I have already posted a few articles on 2021 and actively covered the 2020/21 Winter K2 season so let me officially welcome you. This season will be my 18th season of all-things Everest: 12 times providing coverage, another four seasons of climbing on Everest, and two years attempting Lhotse.

Feb 282021
 
Everest 2021: Team Locations and Headlines

Welcome to the 2021 edition of Alan Arnette’s annual coverage of the Everest climbing season. I try to provide insight and interpretation of the activities ranging from routes to weather to the challenge and reward of climbing Everest. It’s based on my own three Everest attempts and my 2011 summit plus my climbing experiences of a K2 summit in 2014, Manaslu in 2013 and 30+ more peaks around the world. My reporting uses my own research, sources, and public information.

Feb 182021
 
Everest 2021: Special Edition - Video Interview with Dawa Steven Sherpa, Asian Trekking

As I covered in a recent post, Everest 2021 is coming on soon. There are questions as to whether operators should run their programs at all. A few have canceled their Everest ’21 but many, including Asian Trekking, are moving forward with confidence. Early reports suggest Nepal could issue well over 300 foreigner permits, high but under the record 382 in 2019. Also, it appears that COVD is slowing in Nepal with over one third of the population already vaccinated.

Feb 122021
 
Everest 2021: Special Edition - Video Interview with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness

 As I covered in a recent post, Everest 2021 is coming on soon. There are questions as to whether operators should run their programs at all. Many are moving forward but a few are not. I discuss the situation with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness who has canceled his expedition from the Nepal side this spring. They are running a fundraiser with partners who will provide matching funds to support vaccinations in Nepal. We also explore MM’s other trips around the world.

How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Everest? – 2021 Edition

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Feb 102021
 
How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Everest? - 2021 Edition

Many people ask, “How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest?” For the past nine years, I’ve tried to answer this with a rather lengthy post outlining all the costs and options. This is the 2021 edition. With the COVID Pandemic devastating tourism across the globe, I expect ’21 to be somewhat quiet. In fact China has closed Tibet to all foreigners. There may be some Chinese nationals climbing, but I don’t expect a lot.

Feb 072021
 
Winter K2 Update: Summit Push Update #8

Latest as of 3.30 am, Monday, February 8, 2021, – K2 Time: John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo (JP) Mohr Prieto remain missing with no trace. We are learning more about what happened at the Bottleneck directly from Ali’s son, Sajid. Of note he said he and his father were climbing without supplemental oxygen but had a bottle in their pack for emergencies. Also when he left the three, they had no radio or sat phone. He felt they summited and had an accident on the descent in the Bottleneck, but he is not sure. In this post, timeline of the season and events.