Live Updates: Everest Base Camp #1 & #2

Date: Sunday, October 21
Location: Phakding, 9,500 feet 11 miles or so of walking

The photo is of our Sidar Lahpka. He has climbed Everest 6 times. He lives in Phortse. We had tea at his house. We have worked with him for over 20
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Date: Saturday, October 20
Location: Near Khumjung, 12,300 feet.

It was suppose to be an easy day. All dowhill. Well. We pulled into our lodge at 5 pm. 

 Highlight was the Tengboche M
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Date: Friday, October 19
Location: Periche, 14,000 feet.

Long day. Climbed Kala Patar 18500 first. The photo is of Kala Patar. A small peak behind Gorak Shep. Rick, Harry, Bill and Mike went up with L
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Date: Thursday, October 18
Location: Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. Yeah!

We made it! It was not easy. People were really tired getting back to the lodge a little before sunset. 

 We had a per
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Date: Wednesday, October 17
Location: Lobuche, 16,300 feet, Arrived 2 pm

Up into the thin, thin air! Bistari, Bistari, slowly, slowly. 

Group is doing great! Need to go slow. Astounding weather.
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Date: Tuesday, October 16
Location: Device again. We hiked up to 15,500 feet for lunch

Happy Birthday Jean Claude! Thanks for following us so diligently.

Today was an acclimatation day. We hiked towards the sheer sou
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Date: Monday, October 15
Location: Denboche, 14,300 feet. About 7 hours of hiking.

The word for today is uphill. We traversed high in the valley, constantly gaining elevation. We were so lucky with sky again. Super crisp ridgeli
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Date: Sunday, October 14
Location: Phortse, the town where our sherpa lives.

12,900 feet. 5 hours of walking. 

 First off Happy Birthday Shannon! Harry is sending you great big birthday wishes fr
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Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Khumjung, 12,500 feet. 3 hour walk.

Have to start with the crushing spectacular view of the Everest Valley. We climbed slowly for over an hour, rounded a corner at a high hotel and all
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Date: Friday, October 12
Location: Namche again. Rest day.

Sweet day to explore, got up for a warm breakfast. We were hoping to see Everest from a view point but the clouds were low. So, we chilled drinking
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Date: Thursday, October 11
Location: Namche Bazaar, 13,300 feet, 6 hours of walking.

We turned the corner and there through the pines, on the side of an impossibly steep hill.... Namche! It is like a city to us. We are in hotel in
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Date: Wednesday, October 10
Location: Monjo, on the hike to Namche

9300 feet. 4.5 hour hike from Lukla. Up at 4:30 am. 

Most of us slept off and on. Cases of anxiety, excitement and jet la
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Date: Tuesday, October 9
Location: Kathmandu and Bhaktipur

Wonderful day of being immersed in Nepal. We started high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu at an ancient Hindu temple. Picture is of Bill there ring
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Date: Monday, October 8
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

We are all safe in Kathmandu. Plane was a long, long, long way. The airport in China was pretty new, very clean and efficient. Nepal airport.
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