Pied Hikers Acclimatize again

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,Greetings from Pheriche, where we are spending the day acclimatizing. This morning, we hiked up onto the ridge above town to better help us adapt to the altitude. Intermittent breaks in the clouds gave us closeup views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak and some of the other big boys including Taboche and Kantega. Even though the skies weren’t perfectly clear, we were able to experience the scale of these giant peaks.
On the agenda for this afternoon are showers, card games and general relaxation in front of the central stove.
The team is healthy and continuing to adapt well to the altitude, so we are psyched to head up to Lobuche tomorrow.
Thanks for following us,

Carole & Vern Tejas


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