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Linda Adamson
Akshay Arora
Greg Burt
Carl Crane
Soo Wai Eng
Dana Grant
Vince Grant
Abhi Gorhe
Suzanne Mckeen
Aly Nanji
Aadam Nanji

Franklin Perry
Bill Pevec
Janakie Ratnayake
Brent Reinke
Seth Saxena
Mike Sills
Jason Wells
Julia Winiarski


Desiree Crane
John Rose
Brad Reinke

Guest Faculty
David Breashears

Trek Leaders
Sanjay Saxena
Mingmar Sherpa

Sherpa Guides
Pasang Sherpa
Chhongnuri Sherpa
Dorjee Sherpa
Jiku Sherpa
Pemba Sherpa
Dorji Sherpa Jr.
Ngawang Thule Sherpa
Lakpa Sherpa

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Daily Blog

Apr 21 - Depart USA
Apr 22 - En route
Apr 23 - Kathmandu
Apr 24 - Trek Day 1

Apr 25 -Trek Day 2
Apr 26 - Trek Day 3
Apr 27 - Trek Day 4
Apr 28 - Trek Day 5
Apr 29 -Trek Day 6
Apr 30 - Trek Day 7
May 1 - Trek Day 8
May 2 -Trek Day 9
May 3/4-Trek Days 10/11
May 5 - Trek Day 12
May 6 - End Trek
May 7 -In Kathmandu
May 8 - Return Home




Trek to Everest Base Camp

Saturday. April 26 – TREK TO KUMJUNG (12,400 ft)

Tour schedule: An easy day today as we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking a two hours hike to our next location, the scenic village of Kumjung. It is here that Ed Hillary started his first school for the Sherpa community and this is also the site of the Kunde Hospital. Our lodge here is built to offer magnificent views of Mt. Amadablam.

some photos from the day's trek - journal entries to follow:

spinning prayer wheels at Namche monastery, as we start the days' hike
(Soo Wai, Dana & Desiree)

Dana, Pasang, Lakpa, Desiree & Carl, above Namche Bazaar

break time (recognizable are Akshay, John & Carl)

Trail leading to the Everest View Lodge

Mike and Soo Wai on the 'staircase"

the last 15 min of today's trek was through a rhododendron forest with moss covered rocks

We spent the afternoon chatting with David about mountain climbing, river rafting, filming, the Sherpa people. Soon after dark, David showed us some recent movie clips of Everest that he has been working on. From his work on "Glacier Works" we saw a few high resolution imagery of Khumbhu (Everest) and the Baltoro (K2) glaciers. The interactive imagery with millions of pixels, allows one to zoom in and even be able to see hikers on the trail.

For more on Glacier Works.

John, Bill, Jason & Abhi of UC Davis Medical center with David Breashears

Our youngest group member Seth with David