Island Peak Climbers Camp in Tangboche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

Klimbers are kicking back today. Stopping at convenient teahouses along the way is an excellent way to wind down from a unexpectedly challenging ascent. The high winds beat us up pretty good so sipping milk tea on the patio is particularly pleasant. In one tea house, I met a fantastic guitarist. Emil Pernbald moved to Spain to perfect his Flamenco style. And that he did.
Made my instrument sound fabulous.

 

Another impressive person we met along the way was a porter that carrying an E x t r a W i d e L o a d.

 

 

And we finally reentered the tree line. Our last hill was a delightful climb through the Sacred Rhododendron forest of the Tangboche Monastery.

 

The team has been revitalized by the thicker air down here at 12,000 feet. Food is amazing, we are hungry. All is well.

All my best,
Vern Tejas

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