Postcards from the Field Annapurna
Dare to Dream 2008, is an expedition to Annapurna - the world's 10th highest mountain. Annapurna is in the Himalayan mountain range and is rich in historical and scientific significance. It is one of only 14 mountains over 8000 meters above sea level. It is a difficult mountain to climb, but mountaineers Tonya Riggs and Brad Clement are up for the challenge. They are leading an expedition to Annapurna during the fall of 2008. These mountaineers will be sending virtual postcards about their experiences climbing Annapurna. Check below for new postcards!
Safe in Kathmandu from Tonya Riggs, November 4, 2008
Team Turns Back After Summit No-go from James McKee, October 24, 2008
Annapurna Base Camp! from Brad Clement, October 18, 2008
Traveling to Base Camp from Brad Clement, October 15, 2008
Cooking on the Mountain from Brad Clement, October 14, 2008
Annapurna IV Summary Part 3 of 3 from Brad Clement, October 12, 2008
Annapurna IV Summary Part 2 of 3 from Brad Clement, October 10, 2008
Annapurna IV Summary PART 1 of 3 from Brad Clement, October 9, 2008
Avalanches! from Brad Clement, October 4, 2008
Team Begins Descent of Annapurna IV After a Summit No-go from James McKee, October 4, 2008
Storm Breaks, allows team to ascend to Camp I from James McKee, September 23, 2008
Annapurna IV - Home Sweet Home! from Tonya Riggs, September 22, 2008
Blizzard at Base Camp from James McKee, September 20, 2008
Our Trek From Kathmandu to Humde from Brad Clement, September 14, 2008
Blessings for Safe Passage from Tonya Riggs, September 8, 2008
Packing for the Expedition from Tonya Riggs, September 4, 2008
Last modified September 5, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
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