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The Good, The Bad & The Funny Part 2

The Good, The Bad & The Funny Part 2


Posted By on Jan 11, 2016

Everest Trekking October / November 2015 Kaji our mountain guide suffered an upset when a fall of ice and snow hit him on the head as he was crossing the Cho La Pass after leaving me. It left him fearing imminent death and reciting mantras until he managed to cross the pass and rejoin the group. I suppress a giggle at the visual of our stoic strong guide breaking down in tears and praying but I can see the look of fright in his eyes...

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Everest Trekking Oct/Nov 2015 Thangnak 31st Oct 2015 There is a knock at the door at 4am “stay in bed and sleep, the weather is no good”.  When we get up for breakfast we hear the guides talking. They have sent an advance party to check on the track to the pass. The concern is that the snow that fell overnight was very powdery and is slippery, not binding well and increasing the chance of rock falls.  They return and after...

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On the Threshold of Death

On the Threshold of Death


Posted By on Jan 4, 2016

Thangnak  30th October 2015 Om Namah Shivaya “Lights will guide you home and I’ll fix you” The day after our fourth lake side trip we wake to find it snowing steadily. We are snowed in. Fortunate for me as I have woken from a terrible night of stomach pain feeling weak and unable to do anything other than lie in bed. I summon Kaji immediately and request that he find me a course of antibiotics as a matter of urgency....

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Puja in My Stomach

Puja in My Stomach


Posted By on Jan 4, 2016

Gokyo 28th October 2015 4800m Well we made it to Gokyo not without incident. We lost Leanne at Namche, having to arrange a heli rescue for her on our fourth day. She nearly didn’t make it up Namche hill struggling to walk and having to be carried by our guide and one of our porters. Then slowly succumbed to symptoms of altitude sickness in the days after. We lost James her husband a few days later at Khumjung as he was not...

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The Good, The Bad & The Funny Pt 1

The Good, The Bad & The Funny Pt 1


Posted By on Jan 4, 2016

Everest Trekking October / November 2015 Well one thing I can say was that this year our trip was certainly very eventful with hardly a dull moment and certainly made for some laughs along the way.  Our flight across to Lukla was uneventful and we were greeted with perfect weather. Everyone seemed to manage quite well and we made it to Phakding in pretty good time and condition.  Our troubles started here however with Andrew and I...

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