8th Day of the Hike – Altitude Adjustment

Today we took a day hike up the ridge behind our tea house. The weather has turned colder and I put an extra layer on. The wind was blowing at the top of the ridge. There were some gorgeous views of the Himalayans. I hiked up to the 3rd ridge and Erin and Haley wanted…

Typical Day on the Trail

Our typical routine is waking up at 6am to a very cold room (I am rooming with my brother John). We put on our hiking clothes, pack our duffel bags and backpacks for the day. We put out our duffel bags to be picked at 7am and then head to breakfast. We typical have porridge…

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…

Mr. Handyman arrived at Mount Everest Base Camp

Michael Carney, owner of the Mr. Handyman of the Southwest Atlanta Suburbs hike to Mount Everest Base Camp. Mike hiked up with his 2 daughters Erin and Haley as well as his brother, John, and his two nieces Dever and Julia. The hike was very physically demanding as well as a mental challenge. Climbing the…

Arrived at Base Camp – I can’t believe it

We had a relatively short distance to Mount Everest Base camp but it took a while to hike. First of all we were hiking at 17,500 feet elevation approximately up and down and also base camp is very large. It took us almost an hour once entering base camp to arrive at the Alpine Ascents…

Leading Edge Attachments goes to Everest Base Camp

Michael Carney, a small investor in Leading Edge Attachments, hiked to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are many challenges to using the LEA attachments here around Mount Everest. – There is not much automation here, like none, everything is done by hand. – The trails are only suitable for people, yaks, and horses. No bikes,…

6th Day of the hike to Everest

Today we had a long hike down to a river and then a long hike back up the other side. We didn’t gain much elevation in our hike today but moved closer to Mount Everest. In fact as we arrived to our tea house, we saw Mount Everest for the first time. Clouds periodically covered…

Proud of Haley and Erin in Nepal

I am here with Haley and Erin hiking up to Mount Everest Base Camp. As we hike each day from 4-8 hours and spend our afternoons and nights in the tea house dining room I am getting to know each of them better. Especially when there is no internet available. I see both myself and…