Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Made it!

Hi there one and all

We finally have a bit of internet access via the wifi of the  lodge we are staying in at Pheriche. 

Well yesterday we made it to Everest Base Camp ! Strangely enough that's not the best place to get a view of the elusive monster, but we had wonderful weather all the way with clear blue skies. We started our descent today going down 1000m to 4200m which feels better. Above 5000m like we've been for 2 days everyone feels rotten, we're not made for altitudes like that (there's 50% less oxygen in the air than at sea level). 

Anyway all is well and we are anxious to get home and see you guys, eat some real food and use some real bathrooms, enjoy running water, etc. You get the idea, things are really, I mean really basic up here. 

Here's some photos, see you soon. 

Raph


Us at Base Camp with guide and porter

On  the way up Sunday

Crossing a yak train this morning on the way down. Notice skies beginning to cloud over.  
Walking along the glacier to get to base camp. 

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