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Earthquake in Ecuador

As you have likely heard, the devastating 7.8 earthquake that struck along the coast of Ecuador on April 16 has put the coastal regions and the country in a state of disaster. Our logistics and guide team based in Quito are reporting that all is well in the capital although the strong shaking for almost a minute was terrifying. Quito lost power in parts of the city for some time but all has been restored. The part of the country sustaining the most damage is Portoviejo (about 250 miles west of Quito) with as many as 370 buildings destroyed.

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#EverestNoFilter: Staying Flexible

Adventure wouldn’t be what it is without some unexpected twists and turns. No matter how much planning is put in, there will inevitably be a few surprises along the way.

The #EverestNoFilter team of Adrian and Cory are currently enjoying one of those twists with an impromptu journey into the Khumbu Valley to acclimatize before reaching Everest Base Camp on the North Side of the mountain. For those of you following along, you’ll notice this is the opposite side they should be approaching from. The cause of this diversion is the temporary closure of the border between Tibet and Nepal…

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Everest No Filter & Rapid Ascent

The 2016 Everest season is literally around the corner. We wanted to take some time from our hectic office life and update you on what’s been happening.

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Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards have set their sights high this season and are looking to climb the North Side of Everest without the help of supplementary oxygen. Less than 3% of climbers who have attempted the tallest peak in the world have done so without oxygen and Adrian and Cory will be looking to add their names to this elite list.

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