Team arrives in Tingri (14,300ft)

Hello Everyone,

It was about an 8 hour drive today but we made it to Tingri! Along the drive we went over two high passes and reach an altitude just over 17,000ft by just sitting in a vehicle. It was a beautiful day but we are glad to be at our last town before heading to the mountain. Tingri is much smaller than Lhasa and Shigatse but we will be able to see Everest and Cho Oyu from the town and on our acclimatization hike tomorrow. We just finished up dinner and are heading off to bed now. Our Sherpa team and cook are already at Chinese Basecamp getting camp ready for our arrival the day after tomorrow. Hopefully I will have some photos to share of the high peaks tomorrow! Thanks for following along.

Ben Jones


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