EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Trekkers Enjoy Basecamp; Descend to Dingboche

Namaste Everyone,

Greetings from Dingboche! We’re all doing well after an adventurous descent from Everest Basecamp in challenging weather. Some snow, some rain, poor visibility, lots of mud, a little bit of everything. Not to worry, the team rose to the occasion!

Technical difficulties prevented us from sending a Cybercast from Everest Basecamp yesterday, but we wanted to share the photos below from our wander through the base of the Khumbu icefall, a highlight of the day.

We were surrounded by spectacular ice formations, beautiful and intimidating all at once. We also were able to meet with the icefall doctors- the sherpa who fix the climbing route through the Khumbu icefall. The icefall doctors told us that so far they have used 5500 meters of rope and 3 ladders to establish the climbing route from Everest Basecamp up to Camp 2.

Tomorrow we will continue to trek back down valley— Namche here we come!

Carole Tejas

 

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