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  Asian Trekking's Eco & International Expeditions, Spring 2012


From Ang Tshering Sherpa:

North Side Everest:22nd April 2012
Asian Trekking's International Everest: All Polish members(5) arrived ABC (6500m) and their health conditions are good. Jap/Hungarian members returned to BC. They plan to move to ABC on 24th April.


South Side Eco Everest: 23rd April 2012

Asian Trekking's Eco Everest members Gia Tortladze, Paul Thelen , Eberhard Schaaf and Naim Logic are arrived Camp I. They will spend the night at Camp I as part of their acclimatization rotation.

The rest of the climbing members including are all went near C1 for acclimatization and returned to base camp. C2 of Eco is already established by Sherpa team
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Earlier:

Breakfast this morning is interrupted by the shouts and excited sounds of the Sherpa camp above. Soon enough our Sirdar, Naga Dorjee, BC Manager, Pertemba Sherpa calls us forward to take part in Puja ceremony.

With climbing equipment and prayer flags to be blessed we scramble up the slope. Suddenly all that noise through breakfast becomes understandable, there now stands a large stone alter adorned in prayer flags, candles, incense sticks and offerings of rice, taltersampa and assorted chocolate bars.

Ushered into position we sit crossed legged in front of the granite alter, beyond we gaze upon the western shoulder of Everest and the Khumbu ice field.· The ceremony is led by Phurba Tshering Sherpa, who happens to be a Lama released by his monastery for the climbing season. Knelt in front of the alter Phurba Tshering Sherpa is reading aloud from Tibetan scripts, slowly but surely his chanting silences the crowd.

Occasionally laughter breaks out as the Sherpas share jokes becoming at times light hearted; above the sky is blue and the prayer flags flutter in the wind. All the time my legs are screaming at me to get up, looking around I can see the grimaces of Bill, Alan, Gia, Niam and Loveraj confirm I am not alone Binita, Rajendra, Nandini, and Kapil are beginning to look a little pained. Only if I could stretch my little legs.

To one side of the alter a fire is lit of juniper and incense sticks, the smoke is thick and acrid as it hangs heavy like gun smoke amongst us. Eyes watering, coughing, I can here Paul and Eberhard moaning as they try to adjust their numb neither regions.

Encouraged by the Sherpa’s we throw rice towards the alter, drinks are then brought forward and snacks are shared amongst the climbers. Sherpas’s chanting increases in volume as he asks Everest’s guardian spirits for our safe passage and return.

As a finishing touch a flag pole is erected from the centre of the alter, it is adorned with more prayer flags that are then ran out for over 50m in a north, east, south and west direction.· Ushered to our feet, legs screaming with joy, we stand around and gaze at the magnificence of what we have been part of...
 

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