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Everest Base Camp 2010

Written By: sean on May 9, 2010 7 Comments
EBC – Kathmandu

From Sean “We’re in Kathmandu….there was a moment this morning when the weather looked marginal to fly. Goose and Debs were nervous on the wing but bit their lips and and sweated out the Lukla catapult to the luxurious Hyatt.

Evereyone spent the day resting and the last person I saw was Roy […]

Written By: sean on May 8, 2010 One Comment
EBC – Phakding to Lukla

 Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart…whilst looking forward to the luxury of a five star hotel. Tonight will be spent celebrating with the sherpas and the porters who make the trip possible by guiding and lugging everyone’s gear to Gorek Shep.  Tomorrow, if the weather is clear, is another opportunity […]

Written By: sean on May 7, 2010 6 Comments
EBC – Namche to Phakding (2743m)

 The group will take a leisurely stroll back to Phakding while listening to the constant cheerful clinking of mule, cattle and  yak bells.

Written By: sean on May 6, 2010 6 Comments
EBC – Namche

Received from Sean: After two days of windy, snowy trekking out from Everest Base Camp we are back in Namche Bazaar and back on the dial-up. What a jol we have had!  Ups and downs a plenty, lots of laughs and an argument.

The other night we had an argument about illegal aliens in […]

Written By: sean on May 6, 2010 One Comment
EBC – Pangboche to Namche (3445m)

The group will descend through a forest to the Dudh Kosi.  From the very pretty crossing point, they climb to a chorten (mound like structure containing Buddhist relics) where there are wonderful views back across the valley to Phortse, Tengboche, and the surrounding mountains.  Eventually they will turn south off the main […]

Written By: sean on May 5, 2010 5 Comments

Just heard from Sean.  All is well and the group is now ensconsed at Pangboche.  The weather has been pretty awful today.  There’s been snow, it’s been freezing and now it’s pouring with rain.  They didn’t make it to the research Centre because of the bad weather.  But everyone is in good spirits, huddled up and relishing being […]

Written By: sean on May 4, 2010 6 Comments
EBC – Base Camp to Gorek Shep

 After a relatively swift walk to Base Camp, they are now back at Gorek Shep resting. Very good weather but forecast says that it will deteriorate. There could be up to 10 inches of snow.  Most of the Everest climbers at Camp 2 (6560m) and Camp 3 (7300m) are climbing back down to Base Camp because of the lousy forecast.  Hopefully it […]

Written By: sean on May 4, 2010 13 Comments
EBC – Gorak Shep to Base Camp (5300m)

 Today is the day!  Everyone will be feeling the affects of the sub zero temperatures and thin air but will feel exhilarated to finally reach the base of Chomolungma – Mother Goddess of the World as Mt Everest is known to Tibetan Buddhists.  At this level, there is only 50% of the oxygen at sea level.  […]

Written By: sean on May 3, 2010 8 Comments
EBC – Loboje to Gorak Shep (5100m)

 It snowed yesterday while they were walking to Loboje which made everything sparkle and look beautiful when the sun came out. Fantastic views of Everest and surrounding peaks –  clear skies at night.  One more day to go to BC!

Today, the crew will trek along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks to […]

Written By: sean on May 2, 2010 4 Comments
EBC – Dingboche to Loboje (4931m)

 The latest news is that the team acclimatised to 5000m yesterday on the walk up the ‘hill’ behind Dingboche. They had seriously good views of Ama Dablam – weather was great. Besides a few coughts and sneezes it seems that everyone is on track. They are so excited to know that on Tuesday they will […]

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