bill_vipond bill_vipond

260 posts   7,512 followers   674 followings

Bill Vipond  Family man, skier, mountain climber, adventure capitalist...Get after it!

I was going to post a photo of Everest Base Camp from a helicopter at 22,000 feet but @everestbasecamptrek had such a great picture I decided to use his shot. Good luck to all the climbers who are preparing to summit. Om mani padme hum 🙏🏻 #throwbackwednesday #everestbasecamp #everestbasecamptrek #nepal #himalayas #neverstopexploring #mountainporn #mountains #mountainlove #trekking #trekkinginnepal

Temperatures are warming and the snow is melting rapidly. Time to get back on some rock-in this picture “Red Rock”. #tbw #mountains #mountainporn #tradisrad #neverstopexploring #aacgram #redrockcanyon #camp4pix #choosemountains #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climb

April Flutes - Spines in the North Cascades - There is still a lot of backcountry snow adventure to be had in the #pnw my friends, but with increasing temperatures be careful and cautious of the snowpack. Have fun, be safe !📷 @derekposey
#neverstopexploring #mountains #mountainlove #mountainporn #pnwonderland #alpinist #backcountryskiing

HELI - TOURING Following the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world that starts in the Western Cwm of Mt. Everest, with Pumori (23,494 ft) in the foreground. In 2015 an earthquake struck Nepal and triggered a huge avalanche on Pumori that (some say) travelled across the Khumbu glacier into Everest Base Camp tragically killing many.
#

If you look closely, you can also see the trail up Kala Pattar - 'Black Rock' (18,513 ft.) a popular trekking peak that provides great views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AMA Dablam from its summit.
#throwbackwednesday #everest #everestbasecamp #travel #pictureoftheday #mountains #mountainguide #mountainlovers #alpinist #neverstopexploring #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #adventure #helicopter #himalayas #nepal #trekking #travelgram #view #amazing

That’s a wrap on our at least lift served ski season in the PNW at @crystalmountain . With over 500 inches of snowfall in the Cascades, this season was a great one and one to be remembered. Look where I get to live ! 📷 @scott_kranz in the North Cascades National Park

#wilderness #pnw #cascades #mountainlove #mountains #mountainsarecalling #adventure #neverstopexploring #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark

HELI - TOURING Following the glacial run off from the Khumbu Glacier on the way to heli tour Everest with a stop in Pheriche. Having spent a lot of time climbing and trekking in the Khumbu (Everest region), seeing it this close from the air was a special experience.

#throwbackwednesday
#mountainguide #nepal #travel #himalayas #adventure #neverstopexploring #view #wanderlust #mteverest #everestbasecamptrek #picoftheday #travelgram #mountains #mountainlovers #alpinist #alpinisme #alpinismo #trekking #trekkinginnepal #hiking
#climbing_pictures_of_instagram #helicopter #helitour #amazing #amazing_shots

Crossing the Hillary Bridge on day two of the trek to Everest base camp. This metal suspension bridge provides a crossing over the Dudh Kosi river and is a lifeline for porters, yaks, trekkers and climbing expeditions all headed to Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks of the Khumbu. The bridge is adorned by Buddhist prayer flags wishing the best for all those that cross. 🙏 🎥@Everestbasecamptrek

#throwbackwednesday #everestbasecamptrek #everestbasecamp #travel #pictureoftheday #hiking #adventure #neverstopexploring #travelgram #amazing #nepal #himalayas #view #wanderlust #nature #trekking #trekkinginnepal #alpinist #mountainguide #mountaneering #mountainclimbing #mountainlove #mountains #alpinismo #alpinisme

#tbw Coming in hot at Lukla on the way to Everest basecamp!
#

It is that time of year again when every climber or trekker headed to Everest or any other mountain in the Khumbu must arrive in Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport ) to begin their trek up the valley. Since there are limited options, most will take a flight from Kathmandu which is an essential part of and a great way to begin your adventure.

#

Touted as the “World’s Most Dangerous Airport, with its heart-stoppingly tiny runway (1,729 feet long) - one end of the runway abuts a cliff with a 2,000-foot drop. The other end is a solid stone wall and a steep walkway up to a scenic point with a Buddhist shrine. There is also an 11-degree slope to the runway which means one end is nearly 200 feet below the other. “There are no second chances. The plane either lands, or it hits a wall or drops off a cliff.” @cntraveler.

#

During the course of my Himalayan adventures , I have taken off from and landed on this runway on multiple occasions. Both by plane and by helicopter before and after it was even paved (2001). I would recommend, if you don’t mind paying the extra money, using a helicopter as due to the ever changing weather it increases the chances of you even making it to Lukla and is more efficient if you are ferrying large amounts of expedition gear. Let me know if you are planning a trip and I would be happy to give you a refferal to some of my contacts. Good luck to all on your Himalayan adventures! 🎥 @raulrichter
#everestbasecamptrek #travel #picoftheday #travelgram #mountains #mountainlovers #mountainguide #alpinist #neverstopexploring #adventure #alpinist #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #wanderlust #getoutstayout #nepal #trekking #travelgram #view #amazing

Throwback to this Japanuary. Enlarge to see the first turns, they are fast and deep :)
#
It is still snowing in the #pnw, enjoy your spring my friends!

#ski #skimo #backcountryskiing #steepanddeep #steepskiing #skiing #skiingislife #skiingisfun #alpinismo #alpinist #mountainlove #japanuary #japow

Too much “pow” in the feeds these days... time to break it up with a little climbing. The Cascade Classic - Backbone With The Fin Direct on Dragontail Peak. Happy weekend everyone- Get after it!

#climbing #climb #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #camp4pix #alpinism #alpinismo #alpinisme #mountainlove #mountainlovers #cascadeclassic #cascades #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #climbing_is_my_passion #climbingisbliss

Messing around with a @gopro and IMovie on a beautiful day @crystalmountain . I hope everyone has a great spring ski season!
#ski #skimo #backcountryskiing #steepanddeep #steepskiing #skiing #skiingislife #takethechallenge #pnw #cascademountains #seattle #gopro #goprooftheday

It is finally snowing in the West! Time for all my patient friends in Colorado and Utah to finally get some. After a rather dry February the storm cycle has also returned to the PNW and continues to hammer Japan. Enjoy my friends!

#neverstopexploring #hokkaido #japan #japow #skiingpowder #skiing #ski #skimo #mountainlove #powderskiing #steepanddeep #backcountryskiing #skier #liveskirepeat #japanuary #skiingislife

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags