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



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John Rose
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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


 

WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp


Thursday, May 1 – EVEREST BASE CAMP (17,500 ft.)

Tour schedule: An early start is essential so that we can have few hours at the Base Camp. We can see Khumbu Glacier as we approach Gorakshep, where we will take a short break before hiking into the Base Camp Area (pictured on the right). We will see the spring climbing expedition camps in the base area and have an opportunity of meeting with some Everest climbers. The base camp also offers views of the dramatic Khumbu Glacier. The actual summit of Everest is hard to see from this location as we are so close to the mountain. Return to Lobuche for the overnight.

And the day unfolds: H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y J O H N!


John cutting his Birthday cake
But that was at the end of the day at Gorak Shep

Our day started with an early departure from Lobuche.Descending down to Gorak Shep (our overnight stop), where after a short rest we continued to BC. Mt Pumori dominates the skyline with the Khumbhu Glacier just visible to the right


Soon after leaving Gorak Shep we start hiking on the glacier moraine
Just in case you got lost in this valley

The following pictures are as we traverse the glacial moraine
to reach the tents setup to establish the Base Camp at Everest


The icefall just below the prayer flags


Bill and other taking a break - Icefall and the Khumbhu glacier in the background


Expedition tents making up the Base Camp area


Group photo at Everest Base Camp


Having lunch at Base Camp - we are in the dining tent of an Indian Everest Expedition


Julia, Brad, John, Greg & Seth

Heading back to our overnight lodge at Gorak Shep - an exhausting but exhilarating day!


Everest was visible as we departed Gorak Shep and then the clouds came in ...............