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  • Last Day in Base Camp - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    we visited the Rivers of Ice Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya a photo exhibit by David Brashears about the receding glaciers It was a fascinating look at the glaciers early in the 20th century as compared to now Just next door to the exhibit was the Everest ER tent where we were given a tour of the clinic facilities by Luanne and Ashish another physician working at the clinic

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  • Everest Base Camp - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    group on all of our cameras After so much kneeling on the cold rocks waiting for all the photos to be taken needless to say it took a moment for us to get up from our posing positions Although it was cloudy today we had wonderful views of the Khumbu ice fall and simply arriving at EBC was amazing We were warmly welcomed by fresh juices and silk shawls around our necks We were then shown to the dining tent which was more decadent than any of us could have imagined The dining tent was complete with prayer flags and fake flowers in addition to extremely comfortable chairs and every hot drink mix you could imagine We immediately made a number of cups of hot chocolate and dug into the snacks that were laid out This afternoon after unpacking our bags in our cozy tents and after meeting the WMS summit team Scott gave a lecture on frostbite Luanne Freer who we had met when we first arrived at EBC also attended the lecture The rest of the day was spent relaxing reading listening to iPods and eating the delicious food made by our camp cook Tomorrow we will tour

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  • Kala Pathar - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    met an Italian calibrator and a French researcher although not the Canadian researchers Karen was trying to track down they appear to be MIA After a brief history and chat a cup of tea and a trial of their beautiful toilets the little things in life are so important we set off on a different trail called the Angel s trail which joined up with the yak highway as Peter disdainfully called it We learned from the other group that it was quite a challenge for the footing busy and a fair bit of climbing whereas we tripped up the ridge on a gorgeous trail seeing nothing but birds and joined in just before Gorak Shep However both parties had stunning views all the way up the valley The larger group had by this time left for Kala Patar and the divergent three soon followed we all found the thin air quite challenging noticeably more so as we approached the summit at 18 500 5550 m and the grade and elevation gain which we would disdain at sea level made us all realize we had little in reserve The summit contained a monument for fallen Everest climbers and gorgeous views of Everest and surrounds Khumbu icefall and the ice caves on the Khumbu glacier we d walked by in the morning and we all caught it before the clouds obscured the views Pumori directly in front of us was also incredibly impressive We didn t linger on the summit however due to the temperature and cold winds and it was definitely not a day to be high on any mountain in the area as the plumes were coming off many of the tops Downhill proving much easier we made good time and were met on the lower slopes with hot

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  • Trek from Pheriche to LObuche - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    This morning we were greeted with Easter eggs from the American IMG summit team Jim Whitaker continues his trek to base camp tomorrow at age 82 still an American legend and quite a nice guy He is travelling with David Hahn from Rainier Mountaineering he has submitted Everest 14 times in 17 expeditions quite lofty company Everest and Lhotse are now almost always in sight as we continue to Kala

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  • Rest Day - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    us Makalu Island Peak and Lhotse as well as various other unnamed peaks One peak was named Peak 38 apparently not grand enough to warrant more than a number Later in the afternoon after we had time to rest and recuperate we got a talk from three of the doctors that are currently working at the Himalayan Rescue Association They presented some of the more recent interesting cases seen at

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  • Namche to Tengboche - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    There were hundreds of trekkers yaks and porters on the trail today and at many points we encountered traffic jams at choke points While we were on the trail we saw a family of Nepali mountain goats perched on a ledge almost posing for the numerous pictures we took We passed through Pangboche and then stopped in Shomore for lunch at 4010 meters As we were waiting for our meal we saw a helicopter run right through the valley We figured it must have been a rescue mission since the clouds would have made a sightseeing flight unexciting After lunch we climbed up Pheriche pass at 4270 meters and then descended slightly into Pheriche at 4240 meters We arrived just in time for the Himalayan Rescue Association s daily lecture on health issues in the mountains We met up with one of the HRA doctors who will be coming with us up to base camp and back down to Namche She told us that apparently the helicopter from earlier today was for the cook from our lodge who had fallen off the roof scraping the snow off the roofs aren t built for heavy snow and fractured his humerus He

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  • Namche to Tengboche - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    call with one of our yaks where she was running in front of it slipped and narrowly missed getting trampled Don t get in the way of the yaks We descended into a small town and had a relaxing lunch and a very interesting talk on ophthalmologic emergencies in the field We learned how to put together a mountain ophthalmology first aid kit how to use a slit lamp and a personal tutorial on how to look for foreign bodies in the eye using only a paper clip and a light After lunch things turned vertical We climbed 1 800 feet in 2 hours which would have been fine except we did it right after lunch After arriving into Tengboche we visited the monastery here which is the oldest in this region per our guide It burned in 1999 due to electrical fault and was recently rebuilt We visited the prayer room saw a few monks and spun a few prayer wheels Apparently for only 300 rupees you can stay in the monastery for the night We checked into our lodge and are set to leave for Periche in the morning We are hoping for good weather in the morning

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  • Acclimatization Hike - Everest Base Camp Trekking and Camp II - The WMS Everest Experience 2012 - Daily Dispatches
    humbling and exhilarating to all of us Collectively we probably took more photos over the 30 minutes that we were at that vantage point than the rest of the trip combined The goal of today was an acclimatization hike to a neighboring mountain village by the name of Khumjung about 800 meters higher than Namche For most of the hike the snow capped peaks surrounded us That is until the clouds again descended low into the valleys We all hoped that we wouldn t have a repeat of yesterday when many of us ended up a bit damp from all of the rainfall But it didn t dampen our spirits for shopping after we returned to Namche The girls and Lance all immediately began shopping for traditional Nepali yak wool hats with cool tassels and last minute needed gear Towards the end of our day we saw Jim Whittaker the first American to summit Mt Everest in 1963 hiking the opposite direction on the trail He is in his early 80 s We all wondered how far up he would be trekking Between seeing Whittaker Sir Edmund Hillary s statue in the courtyard of a school built by his foundation

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