Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb: Tucker Calls in from Chukung

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 02, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 15,514'

Mark Tucker here outside of our resort in Chukung.  Rallying for our next wave of the program, the Island Peak climb.  Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse.  Wow!  What a view.  Let’s call it Phase 1 is in the books and what a trip so far.  The Island Peak team, we bid farewell to the trek group this morning, under yep, once again, beautiful blue skies.  As a guide, you try your hardest to be the conduit between the mountain and the folks with a bit less experience usually.  And it thrills me every time to see groups like these accept this new kind of challenge. Rainier Mountaineering does such a great job preparing its guides. They provide us with the training and support for the staff.  The incredible institutional knowledge is passed down literally generations of professional guiding.  It’s just, it is the best there is out there and I’m so proud to be part of this great group of women and men.  With that said, your training has led you to never take anything for granted, or let my guard down, in what can be in quite a hostile environment.  There can be a surprise around any corner.  And I just wanna send my congratulations to my trek team for a fantastic job they all did. Thanks for spending time with me out here in my office.  And safe travels home to all you guys.  And now, here come the climb team, and we are ready.  Its [Island Peak] basecamp tomorrow, back into tent life. And I’m looking forward to it.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Island Peak from Pheriche. Photo: RMI Collection Hiking through the Imja Khola Valley. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Mark Tucker calls in from Chukung.

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Good luck to the Island Peak climb team. Pete and Liesl, we’ll be thinking of you and wishing you great weather and a fantastic climb.

Posted by: Jo Ann, John, and Mom on 4/2/2013 at 2:50 pm

Way to go trekkers. Mark, you are the best! Good luck on Island Peak and being Base Camp manager. I can’t wait to do another trip with you.

Posted by: Stephani on 4/2/2013 at 2:21 pm

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