Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 4 – Namche Bazaar to Khunde/Khumjung

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 4 – Namche Bazaar to Khunde/Khumjung Trekking time: 3h Altitude change:  +1,312 ft Namche Bazaar:  11,286 ft Khunde:  12,598 ft Khumjung:  12,401 ft Average daytime temperature:  63 F mid day, although windy and chilly at times AmaDablam View Hotel (Khumjung) Hot shower: yes Blankets and pillows: yes Wifi: Good.  500 rupees for 1 day although I ... Read More »

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 3 – Rest Day in Namche Bazaar

Bedtime Room Temperature: 59 F Morning Room Temperature:  51 F Day 3 of our trek was a built in rest/acclimatization day in Namche.  We were up for breakfast at 8am and then there was an optional hike up to the top of Namche where we would hopefully have views of Ama Dablam, Everest and a few other peaks.  It was ... Read More »

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 2 – Monjo to Namche Bazaar

Everest Base Camp Trek:  Day 2 – Monjo to Namche Bazaar Weather: Warm – shorts/t-shirt Trekking time: 3.5h Altitude change:  +1,903 ft Namche Bazaar Altitude:  11,286 ft Average daytime temperature:  65 F Hotel Namche Hot showers: yes (in room) Blankets and pillows: yes (electric heating pad included Wifi: Good.  800 rupees for 2 days Bedtime Room Temperature: 62 F Morning Room Temperature: ... Read More »

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 1 – Lukla to Monjo

Day 1 – Lukla to Monjo Weather: Warm – shorts/t-shirt Flight to Lukla: 30min Trekking time: 6h Altitude change (Lukla to Monjo):  +13 ft Monju Guesthouse Hot showers: yes Blankets and pillows: yes Wifi: Wasn’t working Bedtime Room Temperature: 63 F @ 8pm Morning Room Temperature: 51 F @ 6:30am   After being at the Yak and Yeti hotel in Kathmandu ... Read More »

Everest Base Camp Packing List

Putting together an Everest Base Camp Packing packing list can be a daunting task as you have to keep your total load under 15kg/32lbs while still trying to make sure you bring all of the right gear for your trek.  I poured over numerous blogs, videos and other suggested lists to try and hone down my own list and thought I’d ... Read More »

Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation

  Mt. Everest I have been interested in Mt. Everest for a long as I can remember.  Its that mystical mountain on the other side of the world that everyone dreams of, or at least I always did.  I became even more interested in it after reading Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer back in 1997.  The book recounts the tragedy ... Read More »

Travel & Altitude Medications

Whether traveling to a foreign country for vacation or just going camping here in the US there are various scenarios you might encounter where you will benefit from being prepared with various medications.  Many of these medications are over the counter, but some will require a prescription from your doctor.  Most family doctors are likely to be pretty reasonable if ... Read More »

Hiking/Camping IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)

Awhile back I made a video on my IFAK (Individual First Aid Kits) that I have in my GHB (Get Home Bag) and the other one that resides in my BOB (bug out bag).  Since I got interested in hiking I thought I might have slightly different needs for a hiking related IFAK so I set out ot make one that I ... Read More »


What’s in a name…  Snareman/Snareman95.  Back in 2006 I created my Youtube account so I could comment on other videos.  The name relates my time as a snare drummer, most significantly which involved 7 years marching drum & bugle corps.  The picture above is center 3 of our 9 member Bluecoats snare line (I’m in the middle of the picture).  Drum ... Read More »


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