EscapeArtistes Blog

Escape from Lukla!

The airline “office”, a hole-in-the-wall affair on the cobbled thoroughfare littered with yakalo and mule dung that is Lukla’s answer to Oxford Street, “opens” at...

Clouds in the Himalayas.

The Morning After

“You realise – or you would do if you hadn’t stayed out till 4am getting sozzed,” says Zac over breakfast. “That if we don’t get...

PInk flying pig with Love Me written underneath it.

Mountain Madness

Readers of a sensitive disposition might want to skip this post. How about reading the first post I ever wrote instead, or this lovely one...

The runway at Lukla airport, dropping off the edge of the valley.

Stuck in Lukla

As we amble from Phakding to Lukla – a walk that took us three hours coming down but half that going up, a measure of...

On Namche and Ageing

On Namche and Ageing Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way Day 17: Tengboche to Namche We moved our flights out of Lukla forward to accommodate...

Coming Down from Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way Day 16 – Pheriche to Tengboche The next day’s walking is, like Pheriche, almost new to us. It’s perfectly...

Mountain Goggles

Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way Day 15-16 – Gorak Shep to Pheriche When I awake, it feels that winter has really hit. Fat, soft...