Getting up high in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Hello Everyone,

Sorry for the lack of updates the last few days! I have had some intermittent service with the Sat phone, but now that we are getting up higher and above the tree line I think we should be good with the updates. Our group—Mike, Yhaira, and John—is doing great. They are all acclimatizing very well. We hit a new high point on this trip today at just under 16,000 ft. crossing over a pass. We are now back down at about 13,300 ft. where we are camping for the night. It’s beautiful here. We have had a decent amount of rain for most of the trip so far but are hoping that it will be clearing up for us soon. We did have more blue sky today than we had seen since landing in Bhutan so it is looking promising.

Tomorrow we continue in the high country staying at roughly the same altitude as we are right now.

Thanks for following along! Mike, Yhaira, and John all say hi to all the friends and family following along on our journey through Bhutan.

Ben


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