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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: May 8 - Deboche


 

May 8 - Deboche
    
3750meters Friends, family and loved ones,

We’ve gone deep. In the last couple of days we have descended down to 3800m, back to our first night below Tangboche at the little Ama Dablam Garden Lodge. Many changes have taken place since our last visit, most notable, all the Rhododendrons are in bloom. The surrounding Rhody Forest is ablaze with color, a veritable collage painting the hillsides. The other pleasant change is there is Oxygen…..lots of the life giving stuff. This is why we are here, for the O2. It changes everything. From the taste of food to the depth of our sleep, life is good. We are warm, well fed and very content. There are birds singing, pica whistling and Musk deer grazing. We’ve even believe we spotted the rare but mighty wild Lammergeier. These predators, with a potential of a 9ft. wingspan had us concerned that I might take Kay from us.

Needless to say our health, both mental and physical is on the mend. Our spirits are soaring. This is as close paradise as we can easily walk to in just a couple of days. Intuitively, it doesn’t make sense to go down to climb the highest mountain in the world, but the reality is it feels real good to recover from the detrimental effects of altitude. We hope this will pay off when we return to the mountain next week. Stay tuned to the further adventures of our team.

Namaste, Vern Tejas

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