Everest 2012

Pangboche mini break

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We have just returned from our little holiday down the valley. We have spent four nights in Pangboche, resting, eating and playing various sporting events (of which I am reigning Frisbee champion!) We have been waiting for a weather window for our summit attempt and had about a week of bad weather so decided to […]

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The Lhotse Face

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We have just finished our last acclimatisation rotation on the mountain before the big summit push. We reached camp 3 on Mount Everest at 7,100m. It’s not thought that the body can acclimatise much above this altitude and we will start on oxygen at camp 3, so no need to go any higher until the […]

Everest 2012

Camp 1 & Camp 2 Mount Everest

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Yesterday we returned to base camp after a couple of very exciting nights on the big hill. We started early sunday morning around 5am, up again through the uncontrollable world of the Khumbu icefall. We moved faster this time due to our further acclimatisation. It’s a weird place the icefall, it almost feels like a […]

Everest 2012

Everest Basecamp

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I am currently sitting on a rock outside my tent at base camp, prayer flags are blowing in the wind above my head, I am surrounded from all angles by massive white peaks and the Khumbu icefall is sprawled out in front of me, carving the way to the summit, which elusively hides just out […]

Everest 2012

Gorak Shep

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Currently in Gorak Shep, a very small but busy village and the last point of civilization before Base Camp. Tomorrow we will be arriving in Base Camp and getting ready to finally start the ascent of Mount Everest! I have been trekking for 8 days to get here, it’s been great fun with some big […]