Archive for: November, 2012

Three nights in Kathmandu was probably the right choice, we needed that time to get ourselves back together recover our bodies and minds. The mental and physical exhaustion are equal there was no way we could have flown back any sooner. It’s very difficult to explain life in Kathmandu for a country that’s religions are very quite and very peaceful the city is as manic as they come. All vehicles are right hand drive the ...

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  Even though we’ve achieved our goals of reaching the summit of Kala Patar the trek back will take three days and will not be easy. We get up at 6:30 and leave  Lobuche and head forTengboche a trek that took 3 days climbing up into high altitude will now take one day going down with no need of acclimatisation stops. When you drop down through the mountains and valleys to the rivers below you wonder how we got the ...

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  Lobuche to Gorep Shep to Kala Patar to Gorap Shep to Lobuche  Today was the day that this expedition was based around reaching the summit of Kala Patar. It’s starts with a knock on the door at 2:45 giving us 15 mins to get dressed in temperatures of -15 then a quick cup of tea and off. We exit the lodge into total darkness it’s clear sky but no visible moon and a temperature of -15 we all put on ...

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After struggling with increasing back problems for some days, this morning Jerry decided he had to return to Kathmandu. Everybody was extremely sorry at this turn of events. The decision was extremely difficult but was respected and understood by all. After exchanging fond farewells, the rest of us continued to Lobuche. The first hour of our walk today took us along level but stony ground to the hamlet of Phulung Karpo, which is a few ...

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