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Finally. Once we dropped off the summit it took us  a few hours to ski little bits at a time. Skiing at 28,000’ is hard. I’m real proud of how we did it. We used oxygen on the decent. I was able to ski off the true summit to camp 2 and never used a rope on the way down. We made turns where it counted. We tried real hard. It was awesome. Looking back @gopro footage I can now see what a methodical experience it was in the thin air. The bottled O2 doesn’t fix things but it helps a bit. The snow in many places was extraordinarily bad. I loved it anyway. Some turns were extraordinarily good. I’m so glad we made turns where we did and thankful for the experience. 
I’ll try to edit some GoPro footage so it’s not boring and just hours of panting and share it for those who like watching a few turns at a time 🤣
@hilareenelson 
@thenorthface 
@blizzardskis  #futurelight 
#lhotse hope you’ve gotten to see the film by our rad 🎥 📷 guys @nickkalisz (who snapped this beauty) & @dutchsimpson
Finally. Once we dropped off the summit it took us a few hours to ski little bits at a time. Skiing at 28,000’ is hard. I’m real proud of how we did it. We used oxygen on the decent. I was able to ski off the true summit to camp 2 and never used a rope on the way down. We made turns where it counted. We tried real hard. It was awesome. Looking back @gopro footage I can now see what a methodical experience it was in the thin air. The bottled O2 doesn’t fix things but it helps a bit. The snow in many places was extraordinarily bad. I loved it anyway. Some turns were extraordinarily good. I’m so glad we made turns where we did and thankful for the experience. I’ll try to edit some GoPro footage so it’s not boring and just hours of panting and share it for those who like watching a few turns at a time 🤣 @hilareenelson @thenorthface @blizzardskis #futurelight #lhotse hope you’ve gotten to see the film by our rad 🎥 📷 guys @nickkalisz (who snapped this beauty) & @dutchsimpson
Six of us made to the summit of #Lhotse and hunkered down to avoid the wind @hilareenelson snapped this photo w her @gopro and memorialized a very special moment for us. 
I remember crouching down and giggling inside that we had made it. The third summit of an 8k peak in a year but nothing else compared to the shear joy of knowing what we were about to ski. I was just in awe of the view and trembling with anticipation for the ski. Hilaree was already putting her skis on 🤣
The down is the best part 🙏💪 Let it snow ❄️ we’re ready ⛷
@protectourwinters
Six of us made to the summit of #Lhotse and hunkered down to avoid the wind @hilareenelson snapped this photo w her @gopro and memorialized a very special moment for us. I remember crouching down and giggling inside that we had made it. The third summit of an 8k peak in a year but nothing else compared to the shear joy of knowing what we were about to ski. I was just in awe of the view and trembling with anticipation for the ski. Hilaree was already putting her skis on 🤣 The down is the best part 🙏💪 Let it snow ❄️ we’re ready ⛷ @protectourwinters
Some more of the story:
Eventually we found our way into the Lhotse couloir. Entering the couloir the snow began to change. The north aspect, the shelter from wind, the altitude all played a part in deeper snow and harder upward mobility. @hilareenelson and I were still climbing without O2 in the bottom on the Lhotse couloir but we were moving slow at about 8200 meters. The plan was to ski by 2pm and we thought if would take five hours (too long) to keep going sans gas. So we got a bottle from each of our Sherpa and we prioritized Skiing over an oxygen-less ascent. Part of the hardest part of climbing without O’s up high is staying warm. We happened to start using O’s just before the sun hit us in the couloir and what a combo it was. Oxygen and Sun together made us virtually hot. Almost too hot! 
So the five hour guess became only two to the summit and we reached the top at 1:45 pm. Just before the predicted winds started to pick up. 
#futurelight to the summit
#lhotseski2018 @thenorthface 
That’s Mount Everest behind me 🤓 and although I’m tired I’m literally climbing through my dream. 🙏 #nepal 🇳🇵
🙏 Ila and Tashi
🙏 for the capture boys @nickkalisz @dutchsimpson
Some more of the story: Eventually we found our way into the Lhotse couloir. Entering the couloir the snow began to change. The north aspect, the shelter from wind, the altitude all played a part in deeper snow and harder upward mobility. @hilareenelson and I were still climbing without O2 in the bottom on the Lhotse couloir but we were moving slow at about 8200 meters. The plan was to ski by 2pm and we thought if would take five hours (too long) to keep going sans gas. So we got a bottle from each of our Sherpa and we prioritized Skiing over an oxygen-less ascent. Part of the hardest part of climbing without O’s up high is staying warm. We happened to start using O’s just before the sun hit us in the couloir and what a combo it was. Oxygen and Sun together made us virtually hot. Almost too hot! So the five hour guess became only two to the summit and we reached the top at 1:45 pm. Just before the predicted winds started to pick up. #futurelight to the summit #lhotseski2018 @thenorthface That’s Mount Everest behind me 🤓 and although I’m tired I’m literally climbing through my dream. 🙏 #nepal 🇳🇵 🙏 Ila and Tashi 🙏 for the capture boys @nickkalisz @dutchsimpson
Up high on the Lhotse face a long while after sunrise 🌅 We were still in a shadow, Still climbing without supplemental Oxygen, and still in the cold. @hilareenelson pictured here with her skis on her shoulders and @ila_nuru climbing slowly behind w some extra O2. 
As @jeremyjones says in the Lhotse film we got to ski in five star 8000 meter peak conditions. Some of that soft, breakable, wind effected snow was part of the #suffering on the way up. For an hour or two we climbed with all of our effort just so close to the sun but not in it. I remember talking to myself about how I wanted to be in the sun and thinking about how maybe we should just scoot over to the south col and warm up for a bit. Instead the couloir beckoned and loomed above us and our team had time to capture amazing shots like this one. @nickkalisz 📷🎥 @dutchsimpson 
It’s amazing how many hours you can climb thinking the sun will be on you soon. Last week I was a pitch away from it for hours in the Utah desert just telling myself I’d be in it in minutes. 
#patience and #perserverance 
Just below the couloir... almost there. Just a few more hours 🤣🥶🇳🇵
Up high on the Lhotse face a long while after sunrise 🌅 We were still in a shadow, Still climbing without supplemental Oxygen, and still in the cold. @hilareenelson pictured here with her skis on her shoulders and @ila_nuru climbing slowly behind w some extra O2. As @jeremyjones says in the Lhotse film we got to ski in five star 8000 meter peak conditions. Some of that soft, breakable, wind effected snow was part of the #suffering on the way up. For an hour or two we climbed with all of our effort just so close to the sun but not in it. I remember talking to myself about how I wanted to be in the sun and thinking about how maybe we should just scoot over to the south col and warm up for a bit. Instead the couloir beckoned and loomed above us and our team had time to capture amazing shots like this one. @nickkalisz 📷🎥 @dutchsimpson It’s amazing how many hours you can climb thinking the sun will be on you soon. Last week I was a pitch away from it for hours in the Utah desert just telling myself I’d be in it in minutes. #patience and #perserverance Just below the couloir... almost there. Just a few more hours 🤣🥶🇳🇵
One of the best parts of our expedition was being under this mother of all mountains #everest  Whenever I show a photo or talk about #lhotse I’m always pointing out Everest. This mountain screams its magnificence in all sorts of angles, altitudes, and weather. Often portrayed as an overcrowded walk, Everest in my opinion is one of the most dramatic and spectacular places on the planet. We were thankful to be in this place with our small team of 🎥 guys, Sherpa, and in our extra small, super tiny cold tent with my partner @hilareenelson 
#futurelight tents breath better
#datenight @ 24,000’
@nickkalisz @dutchsimpson 📷🎥💪
One of the best parts of our expedition was being under this mother of all mountains #everest Whenever I show a photo or talk about #lhotse I’m always pointing out Everest. This mountain screams its magnificence in all sorts of angles, altitudes, and weather. Often portrayed as an overcrowded walk, Everest in my opinion is one of the most dramatic and spectacular places on the planet. We were thankful to be in this place with our small team of 🎥 guys, Sherpa, and in our extra small, super tiny cold tent with my partner @hilareenelson #futurelight tents breath better #datenight @ 24,000’ @nickkalisz @dutchsimpson 📷🎥💪
The logistics of Lhotse and the planning of the expedition was something we really enjoyed. These ladders get rented and stored in Gorek Shep. Each ladder is carried  up, tied together, maintained each day of use, removed and returned for another season. 
Planning camps, the number of tents we would use, the O2, the food, the rope, anchor gear, and amount of 🥃 to bring proves to be an important and rewarding part of the adventure. 
We made lots of decisions to go light, use single wall tents above base camp, carry as much of the gear as we could and limit trips through the ice fall to a minimum. Getting things from Kathmandu to Everest base camp in the end of the monsoon proved to be a crux of our trip. The skis arrived just in time the day we came down from acclimatizing at camp 2. Would have been quite a different story if we didn’t get our fancy new ski boots :)
Every day for a month I talked twice a day to Pemba with @extremeclimbers. With weather, porters, yaks, and some luck we planned and made audible calls each day to go with the flow of the Khumbu. Somewhere between a well oiled machine of logistics and a miracle, Nepal🇳🇵delivers this improbable brillance with a smile and a cadence unlike anywhere else. Each persons part is critical and we’re very thankful for the tremendous support and network of people involved. 📷 @nickkalisz 
#neverstopexploring 
#futurelight 
#visitnepal2020
The logistics of Lhotse and the planning of the expedition was something we really enjoyed. These ladders get rented and stored in Gorek Shep. Each ladder is carried up, tied together, maintained each day of use, removed and returned for another season. Planning camps, the number of tents we would use, the O2, the food, the rope, anchor gear, and amount of 🥃 to bring proves to be an important and rewarding part of the adventure. We made lots of decisions to go light, use single wall tents above base camp, carry as much of the gear as we could and limit trips through the ice fall to a minimum. Getting things from Kathmandu to Everest base camp in the end of the monsoon proved to be a crux of our trip. The skis arrived just in time the day we came down from acclimatizing at camp 2. Would have been quite a different story if we didn’t get our fancy new ski boots :) Every day for a month I talked twice a day to Pemba with @extremeclimbers. With weather, porters, yaks, and some luck we planned and made audible calls each day to go with the flow of the Khumbu. Somewhere between a well oiled machine of logistics and a miracle, Nepal🇳🇵delivers this improbable brillance with a smile and a cadence unlike anywhere else. Each persons part is critical and we’re very thankful for the tremendous support and network of people involved. 📷 @nickkalisz #neverstopexploring #futurelight #visitnepal2020
Determination ....
Not everyday in our lives do we feel achievement or accomplishment but determination can be a strong anecdote to get us where we want to go. We find great highs through hard times by striving for success and not accepting failure. 
Wake up at 24,000’, put your warm things on because it’s early and cold, get outside and seize your dream. ....
This message is inspired by @hagenkearney skateboarding post today which is 59 seconds of intense determination. Watch all 59. It’s a long minute. For me it’s an example of an Olympian and his determination regardless of failure. It involves risk but obviously he’s really good at falling and getting back on the horse. 
#donttrythisathome 
#inspired 
#neverstopexploring 
@thenorthface 
@hilareenelson 
@nickkalisz 📷
Determination .... Not everyday in our lives do we feel achievement or accomplishment but determination can be a strong anecdote to get us where we want to go. We find great highs through hard times by striving for success and not accepting failure. Wake up at 24,000’, put your warm things on because it’s early and cold, get outside and seize your dream. .... This message is inspired by @hagenkearney skateboarding post today which is 59 seconds of intense determination. Watch all 59. It’s a long minute. For me it’s an example of an Olympian and his determination regardless of failure. It involves risk but obviously he’s really good at falling and getting back on the horse. #donttrythisathome #inspired #neverstopexploring @thenorthface @hilareenelson @nickkalisz 📷
#lhotse a film about our expedition is free for viewing from @thenorthface via a link in my bio or their website. Hope you like it!
This photo sums up some of my sentiments about our adventure... We’re through the part of the couloir that seemed too tight to ski yet we skied it, we’re through the up that seemed to hard to pull off in 19 days of climbing yet we made it, we’re above the clouds, we’re still with our team of filmmakers and Sherpa, I’m on pins and needles realizing my dream, and maybe best of all... there are tracks in this first decent 📷 because @hilareenelson skied some of this wildly variable 8000 meter powder before me. 
I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity with her and appreciate all those that helped us realize our dream here 🙏
@nickkalisz and @dutchsimpson the camera, climbing, and filmmaker partners. 
@namgye our lead Sherpa and our whole team of Sherpa who helped shape this moment. A huge team @thenorthface and @scottmellin who helped us #futurelight right into our dream line and follow thru w this film. 
@johnmorrison.sierraskijournal my brother who co conspired my whole life pushing and climbing up to ski down with me. 
@xtreme_climbers for all the logistics 
And so many more...
#lhotse a film about our expedition is free for viewing from @thenorthface via a link in my bio or their website. Hope you like it! This photo sums up some of my sentiments about our adventure... We’re through the part of the couloir that seemed too tight to ski yet we skied it, we’re through the up that seemed to hard to pull off in 19 days of climbing yet we made it, we’re above the clouds, we’re still with our team of filmmakers and Sherpa, I’m on pins and needles realizing my dream, and maybe best of all... there are tracks in this first decent 📷 because @hilareenelson skied some of this wildly variable 8000 meter powder before me. I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity with her and appreciate all those that helped us realize our dream here 🙏 @nickkalisz and @dutchsimpson the camera, climbing, and filmmaker partners. @namgye our lead Sherpa and our whole team of Sherpa who helped shape this moment. A huge team @thenorthface and @scottmellin who helped us #futurelight right into our dream line and follow thru w this film. @johnmorrison.sierraskijournal my brother who co conspired my whole life pushing and climbing up to ski down with me. @xtreme_climbers for all the logistics And so many more...
2002ish we went to Mt St Elias and it was a pretty wild experience. 
This is from before we went up high and got buried in a six day storm that ate our tent and our snow cave and almost us 🤣
Superb memories of suffering @twayes and @christianpondella 📷 with his decision to make a marriage proposal in the heat of the chaos. 
#deep 
#tryagain 
#neverstopexploring
2002ish we went to Mt St Elias and it was a pretty wild experience. This is from before we went up high and got buried in a six day storm that ate our tent and our snow cave and almost us 🤣 Superb memories of suffering @twayes and @christianpondella 📷 with his decision to make a marriage proposal in the heat of the chaos. #deep #tryagain #neverstopexploring
One of the steeper after dinner aperitifs I’ve had!

Denali National Park 🙏🚀🤯
#futurelight #neverstopexploring 
Winter ❄️ is coming... and I’m looking forward to more of it :)
📷 @christianpondella
One of the steeper after dinner aperitifs I’ve had! Denali National Park 🙏🚀🤯 #futurelight #neverstopexploring Winter ❄️ is coming... and I’m looking forward to more of it :) 📷 @christianpondella
Here we are. One year later partying in #nyc as @thenorthface 🚀 the #futurelight 
Proud to be a part of it all and share this video with some of the raddest athletes on the planet.
Here we are. One year later partying in #nyc as @thenorthface 🚀 the #futurelight Proud to be a part of it all and share this video with some of the raddest athletes on the planet.
One year ago today we experienced a serendipitous lifetime event way up at 28,000’. This moment tells a good story of the day. 
@hilareenelson and I stepping into our skis on the tippity top of the worlds 4th highest peak in deep snow. The cornice behind us drops off the other side of the mountain...let’s say dramatically, and the wind is about to blow us down the first ski decent of this couloir we fought hard to climb for a few weeks.
Standing up Top 🔝 in #futurelight involved a huge team effort. Thanks to everyone @thenorthface for all the work that went into this. 🙏 to our Sherpa team that helped us with this auspicious day. The memories burn bright a year later. 
Stoked to share the #futurelight with the world tomorrow in #nyc Proud to be part of this and so very thankful for all the support that had us skiing in ski clothes, climbing comfortably and making our dreams come true. 📷 @nickkalisz + @dutchsipson 
#lhotse 
#withmygirlfriend #shesabadass
One year ago today we experienced a serendipitous lifetime event way up at 28,000’. This moment tells a good story of the day. @hilareenelson and I stepping into our skis on the tippity top of the worlds 4th highest peak in deep snow. The cornice behind us drops off the other side of the mountain...let’s say dramatically, and the wind is about to blow us down the first ski decent of this couloir we fought hard to climb for a few weeks. Standing up Top 🔝 in #futurelight involved a huge team effort. Thanks to everyone @thenorthface for all the work that went into this. 🙏 to our Sherpa team that helped us with this auspicious day. The memories burn bright a year later. Stoked to share the #futurelight with the world tomorrow in #nyc Proud to be part of this and so very thankful for all the support that had us skiing in ski clothes, climbing comfortably and making our dreams come true. 📷 @nickkalisz + @dutchsipson #lhotse #withmygirlfriend #shesabadass
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