A few more days on the trail has brought our team to Pheriche, a spectacular village located at about 14,200 ft below the sacred flanks of Ama Dablam. I have quite fond memories of my stay here last year…the apple pie is out of this world! While we’re nearing Everest base camp, the name of the game at this point is SLOWLY! We’ll spend 3-4 more days covering the 10 miles and 3400 vertical feet to our home for the next six weeks.
At breakfast this morning, I met Temba, who will be my climbing partner this spring. Temba is one of the strongest members of our team, and has already been working the route to camp two. He stopped in briefly on his way down to Lukla from base camp to take a few days of well-deserved rest with his wife and four children. We’ll link up again in a few days at base camp.
Here are some more images from the journey so far: