Everest 2019 – Dingboche-Lobuche

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday we hiked from Dingboche to Lobuche in snow showers for most of the day. Our new altitude at Lobuche is around 16,300ft and we had a nice rest and acclimatization day here today with more snow showers. A few members of the team are feeling the altitude a little which is completely normal, but for the most part the team is doing very well. This team is actually doing better with the altitude and not picking up any colds than most teams we’ve had on the trek to Basecamp. With so many people coming to the Khumbu from around the World, it is not uncommon to pick something up along the way to Basecamp. The weather has been a little colder and wetter than normal but it’s also made the trail a lot less dusty, which I think is helping keep people from getting the “Khumbu cough”.

Tomorrow is an exciting day as we make our way up the final stretch to Basecamp! Our friends and family of the climbers will spend one night with us and then we will say goodbye to them as we transition from the trek to the climb. I love the trek to Basecamp but it’s always a great feeling to arrive there and get moved into our home for the next 6 weeks. We have had a lot of fun on the trek and have had a truly awesome group to share this experience with.

Thanks for following along on this journey so far,

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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