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After days of upward climbing, summitting Kala Pattar and reaching Everest Base Camp, my team and I finally turned around … Continue reading Photo Tour: Retracing our Steps to Everest
With only 200 feet to climb over boulders and rocks, my body gave up. My legs were sore from the eight days of constant hiking, my lungs tired from 12,000 feet of elevation gain, and my body exhausted from little sleep. I couldn’t go any further. And I couldn’t think of anything else to do but sit down and cry. Pure exhaustion took over and my body slumped high on the slopes of Kala Pattar.
Starting at 5 a.m. with headlamps on, my group (6 out of 8) set out from Gorak Shep to conquer this 5545m mountain. In temperatures barely breaking the teens, we stumbled up the non-technical Himalayan peak to challenge our bodies to new heights and catch sunrise over the world’s tallest mountain. Continue reading “Everest Base Camp Hike: Kala Pattar”
With only a couple meters of elevation left to gin, the bright colored tents started to appear admist the colorless … Continue reading Everest Base Camp
This stretch of the hike was one of the most beautiful. From the first steps out of Dingboche, the mountains … Continue reading Everest Base Camp Hike: Dingboche to Louboche
To further let our bodies adjust to the increasing elevation, we took a second acclimation day in Dingboche. The recommendation … Continue reading Everest Base Camp Hike: Dingboche Acclimation