April 19, 2012
The following blog is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience: Acclimatising, Rope Fixing and Sad News The members of our first group, dubbed the ‘Yaks’, have spent their first night on top of Lobuje East at 6,129m (20,225ft),which should catapult them forward in their acclimatisation process. “We are basking in the sun up here and everyone is feeling great,” I heard Adrian say over the...
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April 17, 2012
The following blog is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience: Everest Base Camp - Behind the Scenes While the Everest climbers are acclimatising on Lobuje East having all summited the peak in the past two days, life at Everest Base Camp goes on. “We have a lot of little jobs to do and now is the best time to do them as the camp is empty,” Russell said. As I am writing this sitting in...00 Comments Write a Comment
April 10, 2012
The following blog is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience: Arriving ‘home’ on Easter Monday After 10 days of trekking through the beautiful Khumbu region, the Himalayan Experience team has finally arrived at their temporary home, a village called ‘Everest Base Camp’ lying at an altitude of 5,267m (17,380ft). Our Sherpa crew and cooks, who have been setting up our little hamlet for...
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April 8, 2012
The following blog is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience: Snowy Days in Pheriche After having enjoyed a magnificent day during their walk up to Pheriche, the team experienced some heavy snowfall once they had reached the village. “We had a big dump of snow overnight and it looks beautiful. However, nobody feels like going out so we are all huddled around the fire in the lodge...
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April 5, 2012
The following blog is courtesy of Billie Bierling, Himalayan Experience: I have just spoken to our guide Adrian, who together with the team was basking in the sunshine having lunch on their way to the next stop in Pheriche. This Sherpa village lies at an altitude of 4,240m (13,990ft) and is home to a clinic, which is run by the Himalayan Rescue Association, a non-profit organisation. The health...
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