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Walking in Mallory's Footsteps: Part 8

Return to Base Camp

After my debacle on the slopes of Lhakpa Ri, I was pretty much a zombie – still not rehydrated and definitely not yet thinking smart.  1,522 more words

Mountain Climbing

Quick Brownie Bites

I wanted chocolate and I wanted it now. That meant something fast and decadent, so I decided on brownie bites. This recipe gave me a quick fix. 203 more words


Everest Base Camp

Our trek to EBC was one of our longest and most rewarding days on the trek. We departed from Lobuche at 8:30 am and hiked into Gorak Shep at 5164 m, which is the highest ‘village’ that we could stay at before reaching basecamp. 685 more words

EBC 2016

Big gains with big views

Following the much needed rest day in Pheriche at 4200 m, we set out for Lobuche at 4900 m, which was our biggest ascent of the trek (700 m). 345 more words

EBC 2016

Onwards and Upwards

It’s been 11 days since my last post and so much has happened that it is difficult to recount everything.  As predicted, the availability of internet and power were scarce and expensive as we ascended higher, and upon returning to lower altitudes a storm knocked out internet service for most of the Khumbu Region.   634 more words

EBC 2016

Walking in Mallory's Footsteps: Part 7

Part 7: Lhakpa La and Lhakpa Ri

Advanced Base Camp and Lhakpa Ri

So, in the past few entries I’ve talked about the problems that come from inexperience at high altitude but this has been more of an academic discussion.  1,429 more words

Mountain Climbing

Food Allergy Awareness Week

May is Allergy Awareness Month, with this past week being devoted to Food Allergies. It seemed like a good time to examine the humble beginnings of Vegan Baking Up High. 257 more words