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Trip to Everest Base Camp: Lobuche
10/26/2010, Lobuche

Currently in Lobuche. In Namche, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Eric Larsen, our Terramar sponsored athlete who recently summited Mount Everest. With Eric's final leg of Save the Poles completed, he is returning to Kathmandu and then onto Boulder, CO. My journey continues- hopefully in 5 days I will arrive in Everest Base Camp. My plan is to continue trekking beyond that, to the village of Kala Patar (18,100 feet.)

Day 7: Trip to Everest Base Camp: Periche
10/24/2010, Periche, Nepal

I'm currently resting in Periche(14,000 Ft). The views are beautiful and I wanted to share them with you in this video. Next stop: Laboche (16,500).

Day 4: Trip to Everest Base Camp: Debouche
10/21/2010, Debouche, Nepal

In Debouche with Majestic Views!

After a 7 hours of very steep trekking from Namche, we (me, my Sherpa and porter) finally arrived at Debouche- a tiny village in the shadow of the Tebouche Monastery. The tea house we are staying at is comfortable by Nepali standards with majestic views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest. It's amazing how much more impressive the views get as I get closer to base camp.

While the views become more beautiful, I have realized that as we hike in further, the accomodations become a little less luxurious and more comfortable/simple. "Comfortable" means that hot showers are available but they cost 300 Rupies, which at today's exchange rate is about $5. Not bad until you realize that the shower is a cold room outside, with a little spigot jutting out of the wall, and with very little hot water spraying at you in the cold! And if your wondering about heating in the tea houses...it's non-existent. Period! And dont even get me started on the toilets! :)

Giving up some of the creature comforts I have taken for for granted my entire life is a small price to pay for being here. And I have definitely been staying warm with some key items I have with me. My Terramar Geo-Fleece base layers are ideal in this environment. And at night my Sierra Designs BTU 5 down filled sleepimg bag is working great.

Onward we trek with my new goal...going past Everest Base Camp to Kala Patar. At 18,100 feet, it is a lofty goal...and I can't wait!
-Mountain Cherry

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