Photo Tom West © EverestNews.com
April 18th: Hello from Everest
Kay and I just returned from
a nice stay down in Dingbouche at 14,200 feet. Kay's cough seems much
better. Kay, Joe and I celebrated Joe's birthday the first night in
Dingbouche! Happy Birthday Joe! (April 16th) We were sorry to see Joe
heading down. Kay and I hiked to Lobuche in record time on the 17th. Both
feeling good and enjoying the oxygen rich air! Today we departed Lobuche and
headed for Everest Base Camp. It is good to be here and we celebrated with a
The boys, Willie, Eric, Ray
and Dean had a good time up on the mountain. The team arrived to camp 1 on
the 15th. Everyone feeling good. At camp 1 our team dug out a good kitchen
and lounge area for the group to hang out in. The only thing that was missing
the 70's shag carpet and lava lamp. On the 16th they climbed to camp 2 from
camp 1. Beautiful views of the western cwm, Everest, and Lhotse. Willie
pointed out his new route he climbed with his brother on Nuptse. The group
touched camp 2, stayed 40 minutes and descended back to camp 1. The rest of
the day the group played cards, ate lobster pate, cheese and salami and drank
fresh pressed coffee. They descended yesterday to base camp.
Now it's a few rest days for
the entire group!
All the best, Christine
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