Polar Explorer Eric Larsen
Day 25. Clear Skies
sunny, 40 degrees F
25 September 2010 | Everest Base Camp, Nepal 17,642 ft.(5,377m)
It's almost 8pm and I'm getting ready to go to sleep. I know - another crazy Saturday night in base camp. That's just how I roll.

A quick note to recap the past few days: I was starting to go a little stir crazy so I made another hike to Gorakshep. This time I made a slight detour to hike up Kala Patthar - a nearby peak. In Gorakshep, I had a coke and talked to an American from Georgia. All in all a pretty exciting day.

With my breakfast still digesting, Tshering suggested (which isn't really a suggestion) that I hike up to Pumori Camp 1, which of course, I then did.

The first truly clear day since I arrived, the views of the Khumbu and Everest were stunning. Of course, now I'm fairly tired but also excited as we are getting out of base camp and heading up!

Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.

Image: Mt. Everest - the peak on the left as seen from Pumori Camp 1.
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