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  • Khumjung - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    we re off trekking and it always starts off full of energy because we ve had a night to rest and just eaten a pretty good breakfast with lots of tea Then it happens the first ascent and the breathing chorus breaks out huffing and puffing almost sounds like a team of horses in the derby that have just crossed the finished line Though the ascent was grueling in my opinion our Fearless Leader has tunes rocking and is directing in unison background accompaniment of some popular tunes she also sings when no one else is singing going up and going down dusty and rocky trails it s really good So today I decided to capture everyone s Fantasy Food since everyone has been mentioning from time to time what they really would like to be eating right now here is the list as they wrote them New York style Pizza Watermelon Smoked Salmon with avocado prawn cocktails with a cold diet coke then a chicken burger with mozzarella and pesto Halacha Chipotle burger from Chili s Grilled Turkey and cheese Steak Fish Tacos New York Steak Strip at Ruth Chris Toro Sashimi Avocado Humus Ice Cold Coca Cola Five

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  • Everest Base Camp to Pheriche - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    We know that the Sherpas trekkers and climbers are in good hands It is a bittersweet departure from base camp Extreme altitude has been taking its toll on our intrepid hikers and some are looking forward to relief that only descent can provide But we depart reluctantly remembering the feelings we had on arrival joy a sense of accomplishment and of dreams fulfilled relief exhaustion and a shared goal attained with new but now lifelong friends We walk along the Khumbu glacier on till thrown up by unimaginable forces over centuries There are some places in the world where you feel that you are walking on holy ground and this is one of them We walk along cathedrals of aqua and white ice the morning sun glistening off their faces These ice spires reach heavenward with Lhotse and Nuptse and Everest looking down from above We are surrounded by scores of 20 000 foot peaks and hanging glaciers We walk in hushed silence trying to take it all in It is humbling and exhilarating at the same time We walk up and down for several miles and stop at Gorakshep to see our ill hiking partner off to recovery in

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  • Everest Base Camp - Day 2 - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    the gateway to the Everest Summit on the Khumbu Ice Fall with a lot of aggressive spotting from the Sherpas Who knew a glacier could be so slick luckily only a few bottoms and egos got bruised i e Liz 6 times Glen Jim and myself decided to cruise the neighborhood and popped in on some of the other camps The Everest Extreme 2 camp was very impressive researchers are living there for 2 months running clinical hypoxia experiments unfortunately we were not allowed to ride the stationary bikes in their lab to see how low we could drive our oxygen concentration They had a very impressive set up the lovely young lady showing us around had just had her thigh muscle biopsied hours earlier and it her mitochondria were being analyzed in their technical lab We also stopped into a few other camps looking for any night life later that evening however it was too early in the season and the Dome tent that houses the cash bar was not open yet Later that evening after a great meal of Buffalo Dal Baht the much anticipated Scrabble rematch went down Jim single handedly without any help from anyone else

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  • Liz reporting on Everest Base Camp Arrival Day – Reporting - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    feet 5669 meters At the summit Clay gave Kate Upton a run for her SI Swimsuit cover money with his speedo photo shoot backdropped by the most stunning views of Everest The down from Kala Patthar proved to be the trek that almost didn t end The group shared carb laden snacks and used every last bit of energy trekking watching the Khumbu ice fall and the tents at Everest Base Camp get bigger and bigger but somehow they were still so far away After fantasizing about hobnobs and cappuccino brownies and ice cold coca cola like a mirage Djiku Sherpa appeared with a thermos full of hot Sherpa Tea milk tea and digestif biscuits Chris termed this experience an HTBO ask him for details but we all agreed We walked into our Peak Promotions camp where we were presented with kada and warm hugs from our fellow trekkers Laura and Deja Suzi and Kirsty were hard at work organizing the Everest ER with some help from Sam Beanie and Barry Peak Promotions continues to be attentive as ever feeding us a late lunch of sardines grilled cheese and fries I m ALWAYS a sucker for fries but especially at

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  • Everest Base Camp Eve – Reporting - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    chargers in the sunny courtyard others showered toured around At this point all but one in our group started continued or upped their doses of acetazolamide to improve acclimatization We want our best shot at reaching our goal of spending 2 nights at EBC All were in bed early anticipating the next day s mission I can honestly say this group is as diverse and cohesive as any that could

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  • Trek to Lobuche - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    who died in the tragic accident on Mt Everest in 1996 The book titled Into Thin Air was a story about that tragic accident We reached Lobuche about 3 30 to 4pm this afternoon and we are all aware now of how close we are and how far we have come to reach our goal We are due to reach Base Camp sometime Friday after traveling to Gorak Shep tomorrow and spending the nite there As the Senior member of our trekking group I feel that I can take the liberty to let the WMS know that they are lucky and very fortunate to have Liz as our leader Not only is she a great person but she has taken the time to make sure everyone is doing what they should be doing in eating well and checking in on everyone to make sure we maintain our health Also the WMS is fortunate to have Suzy Kirsty and Parnav manning Everest Base Camp this season All are wonderful people to be trekking with and have been very helpful to everyone For those that aren t aware because the WMS sponsors the Everest Base Camp ER we are one of the very few if not the only organization that is allowed to stay at Base Camp for two nights after we arrive there Eric J thanks for adding on those extra days going up and coming back as these legs need the rest Also special kudo s go out to Teri and her staff at the WMS office in Utah for all the organizing they did Oh yeh we ve all be so focused on getting up to base camp that at some point we have to walk back but we ll worry about that later We ve all got Base

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  • Day 10 in the Nepal, double figures!! - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    was absolutely fine This was a big relief as we certainly didn t fancy carrying him off the mountain After this there was much discussion mainly led by Sam about the pros and cons of various techniques for reducing dislocated joints During this heated debate the group split The altitude hungry splinter cell including Clay Alena Glen Chris and Jim put their heads down and headed for the hills literally The rest of us returned to base to enjoy copious milky tea which was fast becoming our staple drink We were pleased to see a welcome addition to the drink selection of milky tea or lemon tea of hot chocolate and hot orange The small things in life After a couple of hours we were beginning to wonder where the explorers had got to On their return it sounded like they had accidently stumbled upon the summit of Everest The maps were brought out and there were endless calculations performed to pinpoint their exact location The results of which TBC The first lecture of the day was on diarrhoeal illness led by Pranav which included group work and teaching on Giardia Apparently it can be spread by Beavers and not

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  • Today we all managed to SUMMIT EVEREST!! - WMS Everest Experience 2013 - Daily Dispatches
    took some fun photos handstands and human pyramids are now a regular part of our acclimatization On getting back we took a quick tour of the HRA Himalayan Rescue Association clinic conveniently located right outside where we re staying at the White Yak Dad purchased six HRA patches a new record since Kathmandu it s an addiction but fortunately proceeds go towards the nonprofit We attended a talk on altitude given by one of the resident doctors Hillary Irons from Boston MA CJ Beanie and Sam rejoined the group after caring for some sick Australians in Temboche and we spent the rest of the afternoon hearing from Kirsty and Suzi about hypothermia Kirsty avalanche and frostbite Suzi I had no idea that it can take 2 3 months to fully recover from frostbite and finally determine what damage has truly been done Or that if you can create just 1 2 centimeters of air around your mouth in an avalanche you greatly increase your chances of survival Clay learned that he can t go more than 30 minutes without dropping an F bomb which might come in handy during an avalanche situation A long day the first where I ve

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