Viewing Post for: Everest Base Camp 2010

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 called Kala Patar. Be sure to listen to the audio post from its summit. From here you could see the magnificent route up Everest from base camp to ice fall to the south col to the summit. But Everest is just one one many glaciated peaks that formed the amphitheater of mountains around us. Flowing down the center is the gigantic Khumbu glacier. Everyone did very well which does not explain how hard it is to climb at altitude. Back at the glaciers edge Patrick wanted to walk out onto the glacier to the empty base camp site. This made his day 13 hours total all between 16,000-18,300 feet with the last two hours in the dark.

The audio better captures the rich and intense emotions of the day.

Abbreviated report due to all in bed exhausted by the time it was possible to write this. We do have this from Patrick: Patrick-Feeling like the blue plate special at the roadkill cafe.

Messages for this post

For: Matt

CONGRATULATIONS to Matt and the entire crew making this trek. I'm a little behind in keeping track of you, but heard about reaching base camp. A wonderful feat. Take time now to breathe easier and soak in the experience. Stay safe, be well, and enjoy this journey of inspiration. See you in the office. Amy.

Amy V - 11/15/2010

For: Kathi

Breathing much easier now, no doubt. We all are I guess you could say..... Congratz to you ALL. Be safe. And God Bless..

Kate - 11/15/2010

For: Kathi

Congratulations Kathi! Thank you so much for carring my family with you, we have all been following your journey to base camp. It has meant so much to all of us, especially Katie and Dave. Stay safe and warm on the way back.

Julie - 11/14/2010

For: Our Everest Treckers

We just listened to your message Bonnie. What an inspiration you are to all of us. Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson, Bonnie and Jim. Congratulations to all of you. Have a safe journey back, can't wait to see all the pictures!! Love always. Patty and Jack

Love Jack and Patty - 11/14/2010

For: Kathi

Congrats to you all what a trip it has been we have been following along with you.Can't wait til your back on new york land to hear all about it, hope your cold is better stay safe, god bless you all.

shelley - 11/14/2010

For: Tom S and the rest

Congratulations!!! come home safely w/ lots of pictures!

Sara & the Hrizaks - 11/14/2010

For: Everyone

Congratulations! What an amazing adventure! It has meant so much to me to follow your journey everyday. Thank you for reminding me why I do my job everyday. I admire your courage and strength to take this journey. Matt, I am looking forward to hearing stories from the trip and seeing pictures.

Katerina - 11/14/2010

For: Paul

Congratulations Mr. Artwork and everyone. Your picture with the summit behind you is amazing. Though, you look wet. Did the Sherpa's get you back? Thanks for taking the names up and raising all that money. Travel home safely!

The Bishops - 11/14/2010

For: Darlene

Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY... This is a birthday you'll always remember. Love from Mom, Carrie, Frank & me!

JoAnn - 11/14/2010

For: To All

Wow. So Amazing and moving that you are there and safe. Ithought someone would be at base camp but,that would be you Get home safe, love you all and proud to know you.

mudflaps - 11/14/2010

For: Tom S

Dear Dad, Congratulations! You made it, sore knee and all! We hope you've had a safe and enjoyable journey and are so proud of you! Can't wait to hear all about your trip and see pictures. Now I'll have an even more amazing story to tell everyone about my awesome father! Love you!

Alison & Casey - 11/14/2010

For: ALL


Bonnie L. - 11/14/2010

For: The gang

The sunny,warm bike ride, good company, home cooked dinner, wine, apple pie a la mode,and long hot soak under the calm star lit sky with great friends makes for a perfect evening. Wish you were here!! Enjoy that dung fire, mummy sleeping bag,zip-snoring-farting night!!!

Linda #1, #2, Lori & Char - 11/13/2010

For: Tom W

11/13 - Sabres 3, Washington 2! Vanek & Miller back from injuries. Vanek scored the OT win (his second of the nite)! Hope all's going better. Say thanks for us to Ester for the assist. Cara hiked down on her own & caught a flight to Kath. Beat the storm that has closed the Luka airport and will fly to Deli tomorrow. We meet her Mon. in Albany. See you soon.

R&J - 11/13/2010

For: All

WAAAHOOOOOOO!!! Congratulations everyone!

Phil and Sadie - 11/13/2010

For: Paul Artruc

Corrections from my first post. Artruc, and Globe. I promise, I can spell.

Mike and the Webster crew - 11/13/2010

For: Paul Artuc and crew

Congratulations All! Paul, you are a true inpsiration to us all. I look forward to seeing the pictures, and hearing the stories as only you can tell. I've been working on a map for you to help you find your way home. I must say I have never seen this "NEW" country on a golobe. Good luck and everyone be safe. Mike

Mike and the Webster crew - 11/13/2010

For: Paul

We are going to a bowl game!

Kilikaren - 11/13/2010

For: Everyone

Congratulations everyone, I am so excited for you! So awesome! Can't wait to hear all the stories. Yay Matt!! See you soon! :)

Nicole L. - 11/13/2010

For: Paul

As they say in Spain, felicitaciones

Meg - 11/13/2010

For: Kathi

You did it and lived to tell. Made it to Everest base camp. Hope your journey down will be an easy one (like Kili), getting more oxygen and feeling stronger every day.

Laurel - 11/13/2010

For: Tom S.

As they say in france, félicitations!

Meg - 11/13/2010

For: Kathi

You did it and lived to tell. Made it to Everest base camp. Hope your journey down will be an easy one (like Kili), getting more oxygen and feeling stronger every day.

Laurel - 11/13/2010

For: Patrick

From Robin: You did it, babe! Congratulations! I'm so, so proud of you. Love your roadkill guts. See you SOON! From Annalie: Great job, da-daaaaaaa!!!!!!

Robin & Annalie - 11/13/2010

For: kathi

wow wow wow wow...Saddleback will be nothing now..can't wait to see you and hear all about it...take care on the way down all of you

brenda - 11/13/2010

For: Paul Artruc

Paul, ... and most of all that you climb for your lovely Linda and for the hope that Tessa and Emily, that future generations, may one day know a world without cancer ... there are no words. You are awesome. Congratulations everyone.

Martha Roney - 11/13/2010

For: Uncle Paul

Dude...I hope that when you were on Mt. Everest you showed everybody the same trick you show all of us at Christmas! "Hey everybody! I'm gonna go stick my ass in the snow!" You're the man, bro!

Robbie - 11/13/2010

For: Esther

We hope you are doing well. Congratulations to the whole group! What an effort! Emily and I just got back from our own Eastern visit which went well. We hope you have a super rest of the trip!

Jeff & Emily - 11/13/2010

For: Esther

I am soooo proud of you, for what you have accomplished and for what i KNOW was a courageous but difficult decision for you to make! Be safe.

#1 - 11/13/2010

For: Kili buds

I know what you are ALL dying to do-------take a hot shower and climb into a warm soft bed! Soon enough, soon enough. I am proud of each one of you. I have only to go back a couple of years to feel the exhilaration of getting to your goal. Travel home safely, you are all in my prayers.

linda#1 - 11/13/2010

For: All

congratulations! Thanks for all you are doing for others! Proud of you and praying for you until you arrive home in the arms of those who love you most. Peace and all good. Be safe.

Alice Miller Nation - 11/13/2010

For: To? Tom S and all my favorite JOI hikers(maximum 255 chars)

How thrilling for you all! Blessings to all of you for making this journey in honor and memory of so many, many loved ones. Travel home safely-I can't wait to see you all! Love, Mary

From? Mary - 11/13/2010

For: Kathi

Wow - what an experience!!! YOU MAKE IT!!! Congratulations to everyone - and a safe trip down!!!

canoelite - 11/13/2010

For: Paul Artruc

Deepest gratitude. My heart skips a few beats for all of you, with joy. For honoring Jennifer, my mom, my mom in law, and in memory of my dear friends Val and Kay smiling down from heaven upon you,THANK YOU. Come down safe and sound. With love and peace ...

Martha Roney - 11/13/2010

For: Matt

YAY! Congratulations to all! We're so proud of you dad! Mom rode her bike around the lake this morning to celebrate! We are so happy for you that this day has finally come and you were able to experience it all. We love you very much! Can't wait to hear all the stories and see the pictures, but we're more excited to have you home! 1 more week! Enjoy every second! 143

your girls and chris - 11/13/2010

For: Dad (Paul)

Dad I am so proud of you! These last couple of days have been hard with you gone, but you have conquered something huge and I am so happy you had the opportunity to do this! We've both gone through hard times these past weeks (I'll tell you when you get back) and I miss you so much! Love to you, Love to the JOIers and Love to the mountain! Can't wait to see you at the airport :)

Emily - 11/13/2010

For: Paul

You did it! I never doubted for a minute.Thank you for taking the names on the banner,for fundraising,for being an inspiration to so many.I love you. get home safely. enjoy the oxygen! Love to the whole group. Congratulations.

Linda #2 - 11/13/2010

For: Everyone

Brown chicken, brown cow - you made it! Glad to hear everyone is doing well, and Bonnie, it was great to hear your voice! I am just one big ball of excitement thinking of all of you, and knowing how much this means to you, us, and our loved ones (thank you!). I am so honored to be part of the JOI family. Take it all in, be safe, stay warm, step carefully (we don't want any broken bones this time!), and keep smiling because what you do is simply amazing. Congratulations!

Liz - 11/13/2010

For: All of you

Congratulations to all of you. Bonnie it was so wonderful to hear your voice. You are truly an inspiration to me. You all are. Please stay safe on the way down and celebrate all that you have accomplished with every breath. Love to all.

Kilikaren - 11/13/2010

For: Paul & Joiers

Congratulations! I'm so excited for all of you. Enjoy your decent, breathe deeply. Be safe.

Tina - 11/13/2010

For: Esther

hi mom i hope you are doing well!

Paula - 11/13/2010

For: Jim & Bonnie

Congratulations! You made it! Glad to hear everyone is in good health. We listened to Bonnies message, which was really neat. Can't wait to see pictures and hear stories. All is well here with Emily & Jackson. Have a safe journey back.

Kevin & Emily - 11/13/2010

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