Day 20 – It’s really windy for a rescue.

The day started with an unexpected update on one of our teammates, Gavin, who had injured himself on the ribs prior to the arrival into Camp 2 and as his condition hadn’t improved an evacuation via helicopter would be the best solution. Both Dorjee and Mike had been up since 5:30am trying to find a suitable place in the glacier...

Day 17 – Camp 1 and the Western Cwm!

Not having enough sleep and climbing through the night was enough to wipe me out completely. Our journey had been so exhausting that sleeping for the whole day was the only way to regain energy. Our goal for today would be to walk halfway into Camp 2 through a beautiful semi-flat section called the Western Cwm.  I’ve never read about this...

Day 13 – A welcome into the Mountain and final arrival into Lukla

Today was an exciting day for us at Base Camp. Mike and Dorjee ,our lead guides, will be leading us into the Khumbu ice fall for a real practice on all the skills that we’ve learned the day before. This was extremely significant as it would be the first time we’d be directly setting foot at Mt. Everest. An early...