Friends, family & loved ones,
We could Not have had better weather today for our climb of Kala Pattar. Blue sky, warm temps, almost no wind and perfect visibility. From the plume coming off the summit of Everest to a great view of the Khumbu icefall and Everest Basecamp, we enjoyed it all. It didn’t hurt that we had the summit all to ourselves.
After we descended, we made our way back down valley to Lobuche. The air has already started to feel a bit thicker here, to everyone’s relief. We timed it well, because as balmy as the morning’s weather was, the wind had picked up and snow had begun to fall just before we arrived at our tea house for the night. It was nothing that our lunch of tomato soup and grilled cheese couldn’t cure.
Tomorrow we will continue our trek down valley to the village of Dingboche, where the air is thicker yet.
Thanks for following,
Carole & Vern Tejas