Namaste friends, family and loved ones,
Rather than waste a day laying around resting, we climbed the mountain behind Pheriche. It is a great way to build our acclimatization. The weather was great and views stupendous. Some of the highest mountains in the world were in sight. Cho-oyu, 6th highest is on the right horizon in the photo below. Awesome lenticular clouds envelope the fourth highest, Lhotse! Other severe mountains pictured are Twaboche and Cholatse.
Great enthusiasm is displayed by the team! All feeling well. Especially after we visited the high altitude clinic named Himalayan Rescue Association. They put on a very informative seminar and asked for study volunteers. A couple of us donated our bodies to science. Look forward to results.
All our best, Vern and the Cheese Balls