Live Updates: Everest Base Camp 2014

Date: Wednesday, October 28
Location: back in Kathmandu!

Yes, 5 am skies were clear so we rose and got on the first flights out of Lukla. We were in Katmandu by 7:30 am. Incredible continuation of our goo
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Date: Tuesday, October 27
Location: Lukla! End of the road!

Hard to believe that the circle has closed. On the way up we took pictures of everything. Now, most of our cameras are in our packs. We still gaz
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Date: Sunday, October 26
Location: Monjo again, same as first night

We went looking for a woman who John's friend from the Peace Corp 43 years ago stayed with. John had a picture his friend gave him of her and this fa
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Date: Saturday, October 25, noon
Location: Dengboche again for lunch

Let,s set the scene. We are sitting in front of an ancient monastery. Horn blowing from somewhere inside. We are surrounded by giant white peaks de
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Date: October 24, 9th day of trek - AUDIO
Location: Kala Patar, 18,500

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Date: October 24, 9th day of trek
Location: Kala Patar, 18,500

Gorak Shep, then 5 hour hike to Pheriche at 13,500.

Big day! Woke up very cold. Waited for breakfast as at this altitude it takes a l
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Date: Thursday, October 23. AUDIO
Location: Gorak Shep And Everest Base Camp. 17,300 feet

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Date: Thursday, October 23. 5:00 PM
Location: Gorak Shep And Everest Base Camp. 17,300 feet

As you can see in the picture we all made it. Day was astounding. The altitude hammered most of us making it a tough walk. Combined with walking o
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Date: Wednesday, October 22
Location: Loboche, 16,000 feet.

Sunny. Warm in sun, cool in wind and shade, cold at night. Did not snow much last night.

First, in case you in the Rochester area hea
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Date: Tuesday, October 21 - AUDIO
Location: Dingboche again, 14.100 feet or so

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Date: Tuesday, October 21
Location: Dingboche again, 14.100 feet or so

Day hike today to 15,500 to acclimate. Cold last night but as soon as the sun came out the frost started to melt off the tents. Breakfast was at o
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Date: Monday, October 20
Location: Dingboche, 14,000 feet, 3 hour hike. Sunshine!

The Lama in the picture is the Lama we had an audience with yesterday. He is 80 years old now. We tried to ask him questions of how to find peac
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Date: Sunday, October 19
Location: Tengiboche, 9:30 am. 11,000 feet

In the picture you see Sarah staring with astonishment at the Yeti skull yesterday at the Monastery in Khumjung. The keeper of the monastery allowed
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Date: Saturday, October 18
Location: Khumjung, 12,500 feet.

Sun moving into clouds, warm to quite cool today.

Our group liked this quote and wanted to share it with you.

"To those
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Date: Friday, October 17 - Audio!
Location: Namache Bazaar

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Date: Friday, October 17
Location: Namache again, rest day. Short walks

We are hearing more reports of avalanches, (again, repeat, not where we are going). Our Sherpa friends are reporting losses of people they know. N
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Date: Thursday, October 16 - Audio!
Location: Namache Bazaar

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Date: Thursday, October 16. 2 PM.
Location: Namache Bazaar, 11,500 feet. Sunny, sweet!

First off, if you heard about the avalanche in Nepal, that was not anywhere near us. Nor is there anywhere on this route that avalanche is a potent
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Date: Wednesday, October 15
Location: Monjo, 9,300 feet.

5 hours of hiking. Sun, lovely sun and clouds.

As you can see in the photo we have at least 2 yeti who are joining us. The young woma
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Date: Tuesday, October 14. 3:00 PM
Location: Bhakatapur, near Katmandu.

If you looked at the picture you are witnessing Peter receiving a signing bowl lobotomy. These hand hammered brass bowls are placed on your head and
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Date: Monday, October 13, 3:30 PM
Location: Katmandu!

Yes, we are all here and life is good. Rain started today but did not dampen our spirits as we explored the temples and ancient winding alleys of Kat
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