Live Updates: Everest Base Camp 2013

Date: November 20th, Thursday
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

We have all arrived safely after a wonderful airplane flight from Lukla at 7 am. This is our last post. We will be checking the blog but not posti
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Date: November 20, Wednesday
Location: Lukla, yeah! 9300 feet.

We are all together again. Tom, Damaroo and Ed are with us again. Everyone is excited and relieved to be done hiking. Planes have been flying so no
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Date: November 19, Tuesday.
Location: Namche for lunch. Monjo for sleeping for the night.

We started the day by visiting the local gompa or monastery. Very old. The highlight was when they unlocked the cabinet and we saw a Yeti skull!
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Date: November 18, Monday
Location: Almost to Khumgung, 12,300

Sunny, lovely, 60 day, 25 at night

We had a really special opportunity to go to the Tenboche Monastery with the monks praying and chant
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Date: November 17, Sunday
Location: Periche, for lunch. 13,500 feet. Heading to Tengboche.

Sunny. 15 degrees start, 50 degree in sun.

Heading out. Strolling along. 7 hours of downhill hiking. Loving more oxygen in the air and the
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Date: November 16, Saturday, Summit day
Location: Kala Patar, Everest Base Camp, back to Loboche

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: November 16, Saturday, Summit day
Location: Kala Patar, Everest Base Camp, back to Loboche

0 degrees 5: 00. 45 on summit. Sunny.

Yes! Success. We got up at 4:30 am and started hiking before the sun was up. Very cold. It too
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Date: November 15, Friday
Location: Chugkla, almost to high camp.

Sunny. 20 last night. 15,000 feet.

Yes, so close to high camp. Awoke to a yak walking by tent and helicopter landing on the other si
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Date: November 14, Thursday
Location: Pangboche

Sunny, 55 degrees. 25 last night. 13,200 feet. Heading to Dingboche, 14,700 feet.

Picture is Melissa who raised $2500 to help support panc
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Date: November 13, Wednesday
Location: Dole, 12,500 feet

Sunny again, yeah Ed found us!

We crossed a bridge and there he was. Okay, we did have a little info we would see him as of last night
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Date: November 12, Tuesday
Location: Gokyo, 15,700.

Breakfast time. Sunny. 9:00 am

Yup. It was epic yesterday. We all arrived safe after a few spills at 9:00pm, 14 hours after we star
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Date: November 11, Monday
Location: Renjo La Pass, 17,500 feet

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: November 11, Monday
Location: Renjo La Pass, 17,500 feet

A few headaches. Totally clear sky. 50 degrees. This is incredible.

We can see Everest and 3 other 8,000 peaks. Below us is the aqua lake of
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Date: November 10, Sunday
Location: Arria, 14,200 feet

When the sun is out 45. When not, 25 and 15 at night. Getting cold.

Rest day. 3 of us went for a short walk on patches of snow to a yak
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Date: November 9, Saturday
Location: Arria, 14,200 feet

Mostly sunny. 40 degrees in sun, 20 at night.

So today Ed stopped partway here. He is fine but the altitude was sucking his energy and balance
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Date: November 8, Friday
Location: Thame. 12,200 feet.

Hiked 6 hours. Sunny, warm, clouded up in afternoon.

First comment from group: The pizza was amazing for dinner.

Second comment:
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Date: November 7, Thursday
Location: Namche Bazaar, 11,300 feet

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: November 7, Thursday
Location: Namche, 11,300 feet.

Rest day. Sunny

Yes. What a view today as you can see from all the pictures. People are loving Namche as they can get a shower. Loving we
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Date: November 6, Wednesday
Location: Namche Bazaar, 11,300 feet

40 degrees at night. 65 degree day. Sunny. Lovely Glorious day.

Could see the mountains all around. Streams of trekkers both ways.
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Date: November 5, Tuesday
Location: Lukla at 9,700 feet.

Sunny, lovely. Hiked 3 hours to Phandin Yeah! We are on the trek. We had to wait about 3 hours at the airport for the clouds to lift. Crazy
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Date: Monday November 4
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

We are here and safe. Visited ancient sites today. exciting as in the middle of the Hindu new year. We fly to Lukla tomorrow and will post more.
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