Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp with Expedition Guide Karl Nessler


February 11th, 2019

48 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

Mt. Everest Base Camp, A Surprisingly Achievable Bucket List Expedition

After interviewing Karl Nessler (bio and contact info by clicking his guest profile up top) I am convinced that choosing your expedition guide carefully is of utmost importance when hiking to Mt. Everest base camp. Without reserve I can say that Karl Nessler embodies the proper proportions of first hand experience, cultural knowledge, wilderness skills and a genuine love for people both Nepalese and tourists.

Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp your body and mind will be taxed and tested. Choose a guide that is invested in you and aware of the processes you are experiencing. Karl has a 100% success rate to date. You will understand why after listening today.

You can accomplish this trek. Karl might just be the guide for you!

Topics in Episode Include:

  • Karl's first experiences on Mt. Everest
  • Experiencing the avalanche and aftermath in 2014
  • Experiencing the earthquake of 2015 on the glacier
  • Karl's commitment to Elevate Nepal, a charity rebuilding villages in and around Mt. Everest (Play to see Karl in action and the beautiful community he is working hard to rebuild.)
  • Summiting Mt. Everest
  • How to acclimation works in preparing to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest
  • Descending (Megan's version less technical... throw that bag down the Mt!)
  • Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Premium Inclusions in the trips Karl leads
  • Anywhere gear and inclusions
  • Transportation to include flights in, hiking with Yaks and a helicopter descent
  • Local Cultural and religious Interactions
  • A conservative approach to acclimation
  • Who is this trip for? Can you go with a heart condition? Physical ailments?
  • Sherpa vs Porter? Why you should use one
  • Accommodations
  • Karl's role beyond leading guests to the base camp
  • What surprises hikers about the trek?
  • What motivates hikers?
  • Past client's testimony blogs
  • Warnings
  • Training (see links on "long-ass walks with backpacks" below)

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