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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Climbing Photos (click photos to enlarge)



Paul crossing the first ladder in the icefall

 
Paul in the icefall
 
Fiona crossing the first ladder in the icefall

 
Looking back towards basecamp from about 1/3 of the way up the icefall (the tiny coloured dots are the tents)
 

Paul and Dasona on another ladder
 
Fiona in the icefall (note the block of ice above)
 
 
Paul looking down a crevasse

 
Fiona and Paul between camps 1 and 2
 

Fiona and Mingma heading up the Western Cwm towards camp 2
 
Paul between camps 1 and 2
 
 
A view of a crevasse just above camp 2
 
Paul and Dasona getting close to the base of the Lhotse face
 
 

Fiona getting close to the base of the Lhotse face

 
Fiona heading back down towards camp 1
 
Fiona and Paul

 
There were around 20 ladders - most between basecamp and camp 1, but a few between camps 1 and 2 as well

 

Fiona climbing up one of the vertical ladders
 
Paul on a vertical ladder above camp 1
 
Fiona on another ladder

 
Fiona stepping across a small crevasse
 

Fiona climbing up a short steep section just above camp 1

 
Fiona and Paul in the Western Cwm above camp 2
 
Mingma and Fiona climbing up the Lhotse face

 
Fiona taking a break on the way up to camp 3
 

Fiona climbing the Lhotse face

 
A steep section on the Lhotse face
 
Hard work!

 
Mingma (back) and Fiona doing a short climb above camp 3 to try climbing with oxygen for the first time

 

Fiona, with camp 2 in the background
 
Paul and Fiona near camp 2
 
 
Heading down from camp 2 with low clouds

 
Fiona and Mingma crossing a crevasse
 

Fiona on another ladder
 
Fiona climbing in the icefall
 
 
Fiona heading down the icefall

 
Dasona after crossing a small crevasse in the icefall

 

Mingma burning juniper on the morning we left basecamp for our summit bid
 
Dasona leaving basecamp in the early morning
 
 
Fiona on a ladder in the icefall

 
And another
 

By now the icefall is melting and this ladder stands on only one leg

 
Walking underneath an iceblock in the icefall
 
Fiona heading up to camp 2

 
Fiona and Mingma climbing on the way up to camp 2
 

Paul climbing up a steep section on the way to camp 2

 
Dan crossing a ladder in the icefall
 
Yet another ladder

 
Paul, Mingma, Fiona & Dasona leaving camp 2 heading up for our summit bid
 

Fiona climbing up to camp 3
 
Mingma and Fiona on the Lhotse Face
 
Fiona climbing above camp 3 looking up towards Everest (only the South Summit is in view)

 
Dennis reaching camp 4
 

Paul and Fiona with the Yellow Band behind us
 
Fiona between the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur
 
Ropes are often anchored using the rock structures

 
Fiona on top of the Geneva Spur - only a short distance to camp 4 from here

 

Paul coming up the Geneva Spur

 
Mingma and Fiona looking up towards Everest (camp 4 is just around the corner)
 
Dan getting ready to go at night

 
Fiona and Paul on the way down now - below camp 2
 

Paul crossing one of the last ladders

 
Looking up towards the summit from camp 4
 

 
 

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