In March 2006, Paul Adler and Fiona Adler left for their attempt to climb Mount Everest. 

We posted live updates here throughout our climb, as well as during the final stages of our preparation.  We hope that this helped our friends, family and other interested parties to experience the adventure with us along the way.

Our current projects are www.womo.com.au, www.myeverest.com and www.powerdiary.com.au



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Around Basecamp (click photos to enlarge)



The Puja Ceremony
 
The food ready as an offering as well as for the celebration
 
 
The Puja altar

 
The Lama (in orange) leading the ceremony
 

A pole is raised carrying flags representing all the climbers in the group

 
Juniper is at the top of the pole
 
At certain points in the ceremony, everyone threw rice towards the altar

 
Jim (left) and Paul at basecamp
 

Fiona trying out the practice ladder which is suspended above a small frozen lake

 
Fiona on the trek up to Kala Patar (everest is the black mountain in the background)
 
The view of Everest from Kala Patar

 
Fiona and Mingma on Kala Patar
 

A view of a nearby mountain from basecamp

 
Our campsite at basecamp (people often air their sleeping bags out on their tents during the day)
 
 
Paul outside our tent at basecamp

 
Jack, Fiona & Bridget in the dining tent
 

The two toilet tents
 
Paul and Fiona taking a walk around the base of the icefall
 
Bridget and Chris at the base of the icefall

 
Bridget, Chris, Paul and Fiona at the Puja Altar
 

The helicopter wreck from a few years earlier


 
Fiona with the same wreck
 
The landscape around the base of the icefall
 
Bridget looking back towards basecamp
 

A typical meal - vegetable quiche, cooked spam, coleslaw and tomatos
 
Chris and Paul in the lodge at Pheriche from where Chris and Bridget headed down the next day
 
Paul, Passang and Fiona - Paul and Fiona spent another day here hoping the lower altitude would help Paul's throat

 
Back at basecamp - and Paul is in to see the doctors at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA)

 

Most of the team at breakfast digging into doughnuts and eggs

 
Fiona doing the laundry outside the cook tent
 
Inside the cook tent

 
Inside the Sherpa dining tent
 

A view of basecamp
 
The Sherpa dining tent
 
At the start of the icefall

 
Looking through a telescope from basecamp at Sherpas carrying an injured climber down through the icefall

 

Paul having a shave
 
Walter shaving
 
Basecamp after a storm dumped about a foot of snow

 
Another view of basecamp
 

Inside the storage tent - tents, stoves, and other supplies ready to be taken up to the high camps

 
Paul collecting snow to build up the helicopter pad
 
 
After the accident where the 3 Sherpas died in the icefall everyone at basecamp put in a huge effort in case a rescue was needed)

 
Fiona during a game of charades after dinner (in the background are the photos of our whole Sherpa team)
 

Paul getting our gear ready for a trip up higher

 
Jim at the base of the icefall
 
Dennis taking a drink at the base of the icefall
 
Paul inside the supplies tent - selecting food to take up to the higher camps
 
 

Nema filling up the water tank - the elevation gave the shower a small amount of pressure

 
Another accident involving an Italian who fell in the icefall and hit his head.  Everyone helped to carry him to the helicopter pad (Paul in red)
 
Paul, Marcus, Karl, Walter & Jim playing cards after dinner
 
Fiona practicing with the oxygen mask at basecamp
 

Paul with the oxygen set up at basecamp

 
Mark manages to fit in several rounds of basecamp golf!
 
Mary doing her laundry

 
Fiona getting out of our tent
 

When we got back to basecamp after our summit push, Mary came to the base of the icefall and climbed up the first section
 
Paul and Mary at the start of the icefall
 
Paul giving Danuru a big tip - Danuru gave his oxygen to Paul on his way down from the South Summit

 
The view outside from Dennis' tent
 

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