100% Summit Success On Pico De Orizaba!

WELL, IT DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THAT. THE ENTIRE TEAM, CLIMBING THIS VAST VOLCANO IN AID OF THE SANFILIPPO FOUNDATION, SUMMITED YESTERDAY. WE AWAIT A FULL UPDATE AND A PHOTO TODAY!

Everest18 and Willie’s13th on the trail!

THE KHUMBU VALLEY! IT NEVER GETS OLD, ON OUR REST DAY IN NAMCHE BAZAR! Willie, Matt, Kike, Jake and Mike are enjoying a rest day in Namche Bazaar today, where we spend two nights to allow the body to adjust to a sleeping altitude of 3440m, before we move on up towards the higher valleys. […]

Mentorship: The Story of Willie Benegas and Matt Moniz, and Everest18

Two climbers rope up together. One climber is looking at the camera and smiling.

PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORSHIP… HOW VALUABLE IS IT? FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, THE FEEDBACK FROM MENTORS AND MENTEES IS THE MOST REAL YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE. IT IS A PRIVATE, OFTEN LIFELONG GIFT, WITH A VERY STRONG BOND CREATED BETWEEN THE TWO.   Willie and Matt met somewhere up high in Mt […]

Trip Focus: Bolivia!

READ ON TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ONE OF MOST POPULAR EXPEDITIONS: THE BOLIVIAN ALPINIST!   Known as the “Tibet” of South America, Bolivia’s wealth of natural wonders, colorful Indian traditions, and enigmatic ancient ruins, makes it one of the world’s most unusual countries. The Bolivian Andes offer some of the most alluring climbing we […]

Aconcagua Trip Iii Underway!

MICHAEL ALONG WITH KIKE HAVE BEGUN THE LONG HIKE UP TO THE SUMMIT OF ACONCAGUA TODAY! STARTING LOW, TODAY HIKING FROM THE TRAILHEAD TO CONFLUENCIA CAMP.   Michael along with Kike have begun the long hike up to the summit of Aconcagua today! Starting low, today hiking from the trailhead to Confluencia camp. We wish […]

Aconcagua Iii Heading For Base Camp Today!

BASE CAMP PLAZA DE MULAS (14,300FT / 4,350M) IS SITUATED ON TOP OF THIS MORAINE JUST OFF THE HORCONES GLACIER AND BENEATH THE VAST WEST FACE OF ACONCAGUA.   Continuing on today, we follow a broad, stone covered valley floor from Confluencia to a steep trail that leads to a glacial moraine. Base Camp Plaza […]

Great News From Aconcagua – Canada Tomorrow!

SOUNDS LIKE OUR LAST TEAM OF THE SEASON, MICHAEL AND KIKE, ARE FEELING SUPER STRONG. WE’VE HEARD FROM THEM DURING THEIR REST DAY AT PLAZA DE MULAS BC TODAY, AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A SUMMIT DAY ON THE 26TH!   Great news. Meanwhile, there is still quote some altitude to gain still! But slowly […]

Great news: Aconcagua team in Nido De Condores feeling great

ANOTHER BIG DAY IN ACONCAGUA AND GREAT REPORT IN FROM MICHAEL AND KIKE, WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT NIDO DE CONDORES FEELING GREAT AND IN GOOD TIME!   Above: Kike and Michael. Now it’s time to relax in Nido de Condores after that heavy load! Tomorrow a rest day, then … para arriba!

There’s Not Many Working Situations That You Get To Tie Your Boss Up!

BUT HERE IT IS! THE BBE TEAM AT EVEREST 2017, DAY 2 OF OUR ANNUAL STAFF WILDNERNESS FIRST AID AND RESCUE COURSE…. KEY FOR OUR TEAM, EACH AND EVERY YEAR, LEARN, REVISE, PRACTISE AND LEARN SOME MORE! HERE AN IMPROVISED BACKPACK SKED, SCENARIO VICTIM WILLIE BENEGAS.   ¡No hay muchas situaciones de trabajo que puedas […]

Off The Grid In Iceland: Hornstrandir

NEWS IN FROM OUR GROUP OF INTREPID EXPLORERS ABOVE THE ARTIC CIRCLE   Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (established in 1975) is part of the Westfjords and Iceland’s northernmost peninsula, known for its dazzling cliffs, rich birdlife and arctic foxes. It takes a bit of travelling to get there, but the unique hiking opportunities in this area are totally worth it! The […]