2017 Mera summiters descend!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones,

The last 36 hours have been jam packed. We awoke at the unnatural hour of 2:30am and ate a fast bowl of porridge. We scrambled out of our tents into a cold starry night and strapped on our crampons. Puffing out our cheeks and kicking in our points we made slow but steady progress toward the summit. Then the sun rose dramatically and so did our spirits.

So lucky to have this fantastic day to climb.

Six short hours and we were sitting on top of the world with Everest just behind us. The view from the summit was second to none.

We descended to Khare this morning in light snow and are now warming up by the wood burning stove. Late afternoon now and the flakes have stopped falling– the sun has popped out and is bouncing off the snow covered peaks around us. A beautiful ending to the climbing portion of our trip.

Carole & Vern Tejas

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