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Day 7: Lobuche to Base Camp Part 2

The route has changed from my journey 10 years ago. In 2005, I remember walking into the glacier area and going up and down over a series of small crevasses and glaciers. Now the route was more elevated as Base Camp has also moved due to the constant environmental changes in the landscape. If anything is...

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Day 7: Lobuche to Base Camp Part 1

Our day started early at Lobuche. It was quite cold but everyone was in high spirits about our push. Maya, Shailee and myself (the guides) were a little unsure how everyone would do as altitude grew and the air thinned. Our climb from Lobuche into GorakShep was longer and tougher than I had recalled. The altitude change was challenging for everyone especially...

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