Live Updates: Everest Base Camp 2010

Date: November 20
Location: Kahtmandu

We made it out this morning. Crazy. We have many stories to tell of bribes, police, helicopters, fog, tourists going crazy....you will have to ask us.
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Date: November 19
Location: Lukla still

We had a good forecast but nobody told the mountains. Up at 6:00 am, waiting all day, clouds never opened enough to fly. Still here. Working on plan F
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Date: November 18
Location: Still in Lukla

Yes folks, we are still in Lukla. So close. About 10 am there was a flurry of planes, helicopters and people moving out. Our plane did not leave Khatm
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Date: November 17, 4pm
Location: Lukla, 9,500 ft

We are back to where we started. Met up with Tom and Esther who are in good health and spirits. Some planes have flown but town is still backed up. Am
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Date: November 16, 4 pm
Location: Monjo, 9,800 feet.

Started at Kami's house. His temple is amazing. Then we went to the local monastery where we saw the Yeti skull. Next down, down, down, through Namche
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Date: November 15th 3 pm
Location: Khumgung, 12,450 feet.

Today is Darlene's birthday. The picture is of the group in front of Tengboche Monastery.

Tonight we are staying at our Sirdar's home. It is
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Date: November 14th, still light out, barely
Location: Milongo, near Tenboche monastery. Lots of 02, 12,500 ft.

We were intoxicated to be heading down, deeper into the land of oxygen. It is a balmy 38 degrees here, cloudy. Amazing to be feeling so well where a f
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Date: November 13
Location: Loboche-Kala Patar 18,200 ft - Everest Base Camp-Loboche

This is the day we have been dreaming about, dreading and preparing for. 5 am rise and on the trail before sunrise. The main goal was a small mt calle
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Date: November 13 - Audio Post
Location: Loboche-Kala Patar 18,200 ft

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: November 12 - Audio Post 2
Location: Loboche

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: November 12 - Audio Post 1
Location: Loboche, 16,300 feet.

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Date: November 12, 4 pm
Location: Loboche, 16,300 feet.

Picture: Sobering place, a pass a few miles before Everest Base Camp all trekkers and climbers pass through. Filled with memorial chortens to those wh
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Date: November 11
Location: Dingboche, 14,200 ft.

Our current location is 7456 miles in a straight line from home.

In the picture are noble trekkers Paul and Alison on this side of Everest, Lh
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Date: November 10, 8:30 pm
Location: Phortse, 13,000 ft.

Well, some interesting developments to report. We called last night to where Tom W was supposed to be (reference earlier post) and he was not there. H
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Date: November 9
Location: Dole 13,000 feet

Picture of 3 bandits wearing JOI Buffs. (you guess who they are) Cho Yu 26,000 plus, in the background taken at 15,500 feet.

Thanks for the bl
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Date: November 8th
Location: Gokyo, Nepal, 15, 500 ft

12 plus hours of hiking brought us probably our hardest day of the trip. We crossed the 17500 foot Renjo Pass. This picture is of Esther at the top of
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Date: November 7 - Audio Post
Location: Rest day at Arya. 14,005 ft

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Date: November 7, 2pm
Location: Rest day at Arya. 14,005 ft

Love, love, love the rest days, chillin' at Arya. Actually,comfortable in the sun but it was less than 20 degrees last night. Tom S, Matt,Alison and D
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Date: November 6
Location: Arya, 14,005 ft

This picture is of Tom with a typical porter basket. He fell over after this picture!

Rocky but gentle climb through the long Nanga pa La valle
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Date: November 5
Location: Thame, 12,750 ft

Here we are living it up in Upper Thame. Very neat l walk today - saw a monastery in progress of construction, an unobstructed, birds -eye view of a r
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Date: November 4, Thursday 1 pm
Location: Namche Bazaar, 11,500. Rest Day.

So hard to convey what it is like to be here. Today we arose at 5:30 am and slowly due to altitude climbed 30 minutes to watch the sunrise quietly on
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Date: November 3, 5pm
Location: Namache, Nepal. 11,500 ft

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

It
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Date: November 2
Location: Toktok, 9013 ft

We are amazed to be in this place we have dreamed about for 1.5 years. It seems unreal. The flight to Lukla was spectacular, Giant snow/glaciated p
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Date: November 1
Location: Kahtmandu, Nepal

We are all here safe. A bit sleepy. Overwhelming busyness of life has our heads spinning. The picture is of Tom and Jim beneath famous Everest Su
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