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  • Island Peak Summit - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    heads we wore our hats and head lamps With three guides and a porter we trekked straight up a rocky path One by one the mountain claimed trekkers until only two were left to try to complete the summit Todd and Greg They climbed through rocky icy ravines in the dark and traversed areas with full exposures of 1000 ft drops on either side for the first four hours Then they donned crampons harnesses and ice axes and headed across glaciers with multiple bottomless crevasses narrow snow bridges and steep ice features When they reached the 1000 ft ice wall they roped in their ascenders and began the most strenuous climb of their lives After 70 breathless minutes they reached the end of the ice wall and clipped in to another series of ropes to ascend another 1000 ft knife edged ridgeline to the summit At the summit the exhausted Todd and Greg could only sit for photos of the incredible journey as they were totally out of energy and air Even so they appreciated the majestic mountainous views from nearly the top of the world unbelievable The descent followed the same course Todd and Greg s exhaustion made the

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  • Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    from approximately 15 400 ft at Chhukung to Island Peak base camp at 16 500 ft where the snow was blowing in the ice cold temperature and we slept in tents We were ready for the 1am wake up call to leave for the summit of Island Peak Thus far most of the stomach issues are in check with Imodium there are many running noses but the fatigue with decreased

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  • Trekked from Dingboche to Chhukung - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    our rooms and rented our climbing equipment for our summit of Island Peak on Friday We picked up double boots ice axes and helmets We also rigged our harnesses and climbing safety equipment It was windy cold and foggy for most of the day with only a few minutes of sun A couple of the less rugged had the opportunity to shower while the rest of us remain quite strong

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  • acclimatization day - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    goals of this journey The good news is that all are healthy however someone seems to have some small ailment each day all have been handled by good drugs and the support of this wonderful group after all only God Sherpa s and Yaks are suppose to be at this altitude We have seen many Yaks in our travels I am still looking for a Yeti sighting We can only

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  • Tengboche to Dingboche - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    wear yak bells and decorative earrings We always step aside to give them plenty of room We reached our destination Dingboche which is at 14 249 feet elevation Because of this elevation our breathing has become a bit more challenged Total trekking time was 6 5 hours But with stops at the nunnery Buddhist Lama and lunch our actual trek time was around 4 5 hours Once at our destination

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  • Tengboche - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    30 and hiked a very comfortable trail all morning and we had our first glorious view of Mt Everest Wow so spectacular and surrounded by many other amazing Himalayan peaks After lunch on a warm sunny deck in Phunggi thangga we had a very steep climb up to Tengbpche to our lodge The weather turned quite chilly and cloudy so we are all snuggled around the wood stove in the

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  • Acclimatization Day - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    we got to our highest point of the day Unfortunately Mother Nature didn t cooperate and sent us many clouds obstruct our view We saw a lot of other high peaks that made our day We visited a very old monastery in Khumjung and also a high school set built by Sir Edmund Hillary Then back to Namche for a little rest and dinner Getting ready to head to Tyengboche

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  • Namche Bazaar - Vicious and Delicious - Island Peak and EBC Trek - Daily Dispatches
    and goats were on the trail We made friends with a stray dog whom we named Roadie because he was built just like Todd At lunch three curious children playfully said American words to us like Hi hello and I love you Our last two and a half hours were a very difficult terrain climbing non stop up rocks and cut out steps to 12 000 ft We passed patches

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