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April 2010

Written By: sean on April 30, 2010 2 Comments
EBC – Deboche to Dingboche (4412m)

The group is now in the heart of the Khumbu, with wonderful views across to Ama Dablam.  Today’s walk takes them along a path that hugs the valley wall then across wide plains to a split in the valley.  The Khumbu breaks left, up to Periche but the trekkers will take a […]

Written By: sean on April 30, 2010 No Comment
EBC – Everest and Lhotse views


Received from Sean yesterday evening: We trekked up to Thengboche monastery today from Khumjung. What a day.
Yesterday we had amazing views of Everest and Lhotse in the early morning but today it was a huff and a puff. Buddha only knows how the porters manage to carry 20 sheets of corrigated […]

Written By: sean on April 29, 2010 No Comment
EBC – Khumjung to Debuche (3863m)

The trail this morning descends to the Dudh Khosi (river).  If the weather is clear, there are spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) as well as Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m).  After crossing the river, the group will climb through the afternoon among the Rhododendron forest to the saddle […]

Written By: sean on April 28, 2010 3 Comments
EBC – Namche to Khumjung (3791m)

From Sean: Now that the Maoists are in charge we have phone lines up the valley!.YAY!..They used to blow them up! So I’m writing to you over an antiquated dial up with enough time to say that we are in Khumjung, the most magical village in the Khumbu, home to the mystical Yeti […]

Written By: sean on April 27, 2010 One Comment
EBC – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

From Sean: Namche today….it’s very dry and the lowest I have ever seen the rivers on this trek…what is happening to global weather??? The hills are bare of snow and the locals in the valley claim they’ve had very little precipitation. The dryness is a problem as it dehydrates […]

Written By: sean on April 26, 2010 No Comment
Everest Base Camp – Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2743m)

Message from Sean over the weekend – “All good here in Kathmandu. Delays in Doha were a pain but now resting and enjoying the luxury of the Hyatt.  Fun group in Thamel for dinner tonight and then back to the Hyatt to watch the Sharks game!”

The past two days have been spent in Kathmandu […]

Written By: sean on April 13, 2010 13 Comments
Everest Base Camp 2010

Just under two weeks to go before the EBC 2010 team depart from Joburg to Kathamandu next Friday 23rd April.  Starting on Monday 26th April, it’s a 9 day trek to Everest Base Camp at 5350 meters.   Everyone is amped to go and Sean’s going to miss the surf which has been cooking on the South Coast!

Everest […]

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