I caught this video this morning while reading Backcountry.com
's the Goat Blog
. It is the first dispatch from a team of skiers and climbers from the Camp 4 Collective
who have traveled to Nepal to climb, and ski, Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain on Earth. The video serves as an introduction to the three men and their expedition, and shows some of their early days in Kathmandu, one of the most colorful and chaotic cities in the world.
By now, the team is surely in Everest Base Camp and preparing to go up the Lhotse Face. Expect more dispatches in the near future and read their updates on the Vertical Carnival Blog
. With the route now open on both Everest and Lhotse, they're no doubt waiting for the right weather as well.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, these people who climb and then ski an 8000 meter peak are nuts!
FINAL TNF Lhotse Ski Expedition Dispatch ONE 5.4.11 from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.