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Category Archives: Everest
Yesterday afternoon the team finally arrived in Base Camp, tired and weary, but ecstatic for having finally made it! For some it was an emotional moment. At dinner time we checked everyone’s blood saturation levels. Most were fairly low which … Continue reading
The rest of the team got up early and left at 6.15 am for the top of Kala Pattar. It had snowed overnight and was minus 5 degrees Celcius when they set off! They all reached the summit at 9 … Continue reading
The team left Lobuche just after 8 am and trekked into Gorak Shep. We made good time, but a few of the team members felt the effects of being above 5000 metres. Most of us were not up to climbing … Continue reading
Today the team trekked from Dingboche to Lobuche via Dukla. Everyone did extremely well, but by the time we reached Lobuche, quite a few people complained of headaches. After lunch, the weather deteriorated so just about everyone crawled into their … Continue reading
Today the team climbed up the ridge behind our lodge for some acclimatisation. Some turned at 4650 metres, while others went as far as 5050 metres. The views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Cho Oyo, Island Peak, Lhotse and Makalu were … Continue reading
This morning we attended the monks’ ceremony at Tengboche Monastery before heading off to Dingboche at 4350 metres, with its breathtaking views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We arrived in time for lunch. Besides a few minor headaches, everybody is … Continue reading
After lunch it stopped snowing and started clearing. We strolled around Tengboche Monastery and soaked up the magnificent views and the quaint atmosphere of Tengboche. What an awesome day!
The team have arrived in Tengboche. We have walked in snow for the past two hours, but everyone is in fine spirits and about to enjoy some delicious Sherpa-made stew for lunch.
We woke this morning to a snow-covered Namche Bazaar. We had about five centimetres of snow last night and it is absolutely beautiful as we prepare to leave for Tengboche.