Tuesday June 7, 2022 We headed out about 730am for Camp three and arrived 230Pm. There is a foot of fresh snow. Jong Wu and PD have been breaking trail all morning. It took about 7 hours to get here. The weather forecast has improved for Wednesday so we may go to high camp first. … More Heading up Denali
June 3, 2022 We’ve made it to Talkeetna and have weighed our gear. We’re ready to fly to the glacier tomorrow after our ranger meeting. June 4, 2022 We are here! We are at Kahlitna Glacier Base Camp. Unfortunately our air taxi forgot our sleds so we have to stay here for the night but … More Khalitna Glacier Basecamp
This morning sitting with my coffee at the table in the hostel I was looking at the social media posts from my team. They were all celebrating back home in Nepal with friends and family before coming to the United States for this expedition. For many of these guys this is a dream come true. … More Arriving in Alaska and Preparing for Denali
The US-Nepal Friendship team has had its 1st success, on 5/13/22 Pasang Phurba Sherpa summited Mount Everest with the US-Nepal Friendship team flag, which was presented to the team by the US embassy in Kathmandu. The flag will now be brought to Alaska and brought to the summit of Denali. Our team celebrates the 75 … More US-Nepal Friendship Team Flag Summits Everest
Maggie Buckley Special to Worcester Telegram & Gazette USA TODAY NETWORK HOLDEN — “A lot of people can see big mountain climbing as being very selfish,” said Mark Parella, a Holden native and seasoned mountain climber with Mount Everest and Ama Dablam, both in the Himalayas, under his belt. He has been on a mission … More Holden native to scale Denali for charity￼
In November 2021 I will be climbing Ama Dablam to help raise money for Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach, California. Help me in supporting this incredible organization. Every dollar helps ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Join me on my journey… I … More Ama Dablam 2021
The “To Do” list on the Kanab Utah winter road trip.
The Best Mountain Lake Hike In The Sierras Thousand Islands Lake backpacking trip. It is one of the best east, but long backpacking trips I’ve done in the Sierra Navada Mountains.
This is my personal account of my 2021 Ama Dablam expedition with my guide, Pasang Dava Sherpa. The expedition began October 28th and completed November 13th. Through this climb I managed to raise $3420.00 for the Cancer Support Community Center through my campaign, Climb Against Cancer.