Behnke Inc in Nepal and climbing Mount Everest Base Camp

Michael Carney, President of Behnke Inc. hiked to Mount Everest Base Camp with his two daughters, two nieces and his brother.

The views were scenic and majestic but it was a very challenging and hard hike.

The entire region is hampered by transportation. There are no roads, just hiking trails, in Northern Nepal and all materials must be moved by:

– Helicopter (very expensive and weight limits are an issue)
– Yak (only can carry 100-150lbs)
– Horse
– Porter ( I saw a porter carrying 180lbs)

So very small loads compared with the Behnke trucks and very costly on a per pound basis.

Note: This picture was taken at base camp, 3 days before the disastrous avalanche. The ice falls are in the background where the avalanche occurred.

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