What we’ve been up to….

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There's that pose again!  With Beccy and Rob at Everest base camp.
There's that pose again! With Beccy and Rob at Everest base camp.

After we arrived in base camp some of the people from the trekking group came to visit us for lunch!  I was especially delighted to see Beccy and Rob
who share my love for ridiculous poses on rocks!

The next day we spent some time checking and preparing our climbing gear and had a morning in the lower ice fall practicing our climbing and descending techniques.  It was good fun and we had a laugh..  The Khumbu ice fall is amazing and I’m nervous but excited about climbing through it when we head up to Camp One, which will be in a few days time.

Doing some climbing in the lower ice fall.
Doing some climbing in the lower ice fall.

After a couple more rest days at base camp, taking full advantage of the shower, we hiked across to Pumori ABC (5,700m) so that we could spend a night acclimatizing at a higher altitude.  It was really beautiful over there and the views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse were fantastic.

 

The whole team made it over there in good time and we’re all bonding well!

Our tent at Pumori ABC, that's Everest in the background!
Our tent at Pumori ABC, that's Everest in the background!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking in the views at Pumori ABC (5,700m)
Taking in the views at Pumori ABC (5,700m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messing around at Pumori ABC with Stew and Mitch.  That's the summit of Everest next to my right hand!
Messing around at Pumori ABC with Stew and Mitch. That's the summit of Everest next to my right hand!