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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The Trek Back to Lukla (click photos to enlarge)



Dasona, Paul, Fiona & Mingma leaving basecamp to head down
 
Paul trying to topple this boulder which seemed more precarious every time we passed it
 
 
Mary climbing up on the way to Gorek Shep

 
Mary and Paul on the very bouldery track
 

Yak dung drying in the sun so that it can be used to fuel fires
 
Yaks passing through the Dukla pass where memorials to many climbers lie
 
Paul and Mary contemplating the memorials

 
Paul and Mary crossing the river near Dukla

 

Inside a Sherpa house (this house is Phinjo's - the Sherpa that climbed with Dennis)

 
Cooking utensils and various other things
 
Although this is the dining room, the bedding is here because this is where the family sleeps at night

 
The outside of Phinjo's house
 

The first flower we saw on the trek down - it was amazing how much we appreciated greenery after being surrounded by ice and rock for so long

 
Mary and a manny stone with the river in the background
 
Some rhododendron flowers were still in bloom as we trekked down 

 
More rhododendrons trees
 

Stone walls in a small village

 
Kids hanging out while mum tends to the garden
 
 
The children would often ask for lollies but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we had none to give them

 
Potato fields divided up by stone walls
 

More manny stones on the trek down
 
Prayer flag hung across a bridge in the wind
 
Yaks carrying their loads near Tengboche

 
A small village scene

 

Terraced grounds are everywhere

 
A building in progress - the stone bricks are carved on-site
 
 
A man selling ginger, nuts and other goods in Namche

 
The town of Namche Bazzar
 

A spinning prayer wheel
 
This yak thinks its welcome here too
 
 
Paul and Mary

 
Descending down valley and into the mist
 

The track near Namche

 
Mary and Fiona drinking tea in a lodge at Namche
 
Monks giving this store a blessing

 
Terraced farmyards near Namche

 

Paul and Fiona near Namche

 
Mary near Namche
 
Mary and Paul passing more manny stones

 
A fast running river near Phukding
 

Mary near a waterfall outside of Phukding

 
Paul and Fiona
 
Another pretty flower

 
Paul and Dennis wandering through the streets of Lukla

 

A child near Lukla - this crow kept taking its food

 
Paul, Fiona and Mary in the lodge at Lukla
 
Paul, Mary, Dennis, Jim and Fiona

 
Many of our Sherpa team enjoyed the chance to relax at Lukla as well

 

Paul inside the lodge
 

Mary and Paul hoping that the planes start flying

 
The Lukla runway showing the drop off - sometimes planes are not quite airborne when they reach the end

 
Only small planes can land here
 

Mary trying not to look nervous while waiting for take off

 
Paul and Jim
 
Looking outside the window

 
The luggage is piled into the front of the plane
 

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