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Freezing my arse off in Lobuche

1 November 2017

It’s fucking cold. We’re in Lobuche at 4,940m. I have no appetite, I’m tired all the time but sleeping is difficult. I was supposed to go on an acclimatisation hike this afternoon after we arrived but I piked. 1,160 more words


Finding a place to pee at 4,000m

30 October 2017

Today was supposed to be a relatively easy day. Heading out of Duboche, everything was covered in snow. Everywhere I turned was a stunning scene of white, yaks plodding past, both with and without burdens. 1,200 more words


Day 8 - Acclimatisation Day

A second night in Dingboche, to get used to the altitude. The worst weather we had experienced so far – very windy, very unpleasant. An evening walk to the outskirts of town and some night-time photography.


Day 7 - Dingboche (4360m/14304ft)

My favourite walking day. Spectacular scenery and a relatively flat trail. Our first day at above 4000m.


Day 13: Dingboche to Pangboche

Today’s hike, 13th November: distance 6.7km (perhaps more due to GPS errors), elevation 94m, starting altitude 4400m, finishing altitude 3985m


After much needed hot showers and hearty suppers we retired to bed at 8p.m.  94 more words


Day 12: Lobuche to Dingboche

Today 12th November: distance 8.7km, elevation 114m, finished at altitude 4400m


We welcome back by popular demand, Sandeep and Jutta as guest bloggers.

We awoke to a somewhat rotund Englishman slumped on a bench in the dining room suffering from serious altitude sickness.  317 more words


DAY 13 Kala Pattar to Dingboche

This morning will be the last ascent of our trip, and to celebrate we thought 4.30am would be a great time to commence said journey. 353 more words