Everest II: Puja and Illness

< Previous Page          Next Page > Team 7in4 experience a ritual important to Sherpa and mountaineer alike, and Steve tries to shake of a nasty bug.  Everest Day 5, 19-Apr-208 Acclimatisation walk to Camp 1 and return. This morning we set off at 05:00 and headed up through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp 1. It took about 3.5hrs to get up, had a short break, then descended back to basecamp and were back in camp by mid-morning. The route through the Icefall is currently in great... Read More

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Everest I: To Base Camp

< Previous Page          Next Page > A characteristically fast insertion trek up to Base Camp provided a star-studded surprise. EVEREST DAY 1, 15-Apr-2018 It feels so good to be back in the Khumbu! After a few days rest in Kathmandu, today we got the small fixed-wing flight up to Lukla (2800m). I’ve done that flight a number of times now but the landing on the short inclined runway is always fun. After a quick breakfast in Lukla we hit the trail up to Namche. It is... Read More