Everest reflections so far

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Today we arrive back in Kathmandu after our 10 days trekking to acclimatise.

We are 14 people and will say goodbye to 3 before heading to Everest Basecamp in China on the north side.

We reached an altitude of 5600m and as a team have got to know each other.
The barriers have dropped and the initial excitement and questions have died down.
Hopefully there will be less questions and probing -what have you climbed before?” or “how high have you been?”.

The 9 remaining Everest team members, all with varying degrees of experience and none having climbed above 8000m now know what they are up against. The trek was not without its problems and we had to overcome cases of altitude sickness, GI problems, gear breakage and loss.

How many will be there on the summit in the middle of May?

Our day in Kathmandu will be time to collect our thoughts before we head to China where we await our turn to enter the Death Zone and claim our prize for 2 months of hardship.

Dubai Eye 103.8 – The Travel Show

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Great to speak with Mark on The Travel Show at Dubai Eye
Tune in today at 3.30 to catch up on whats been happening
Will be speaking regularly with the guys throughout the next 2 months

Www.dubaieye1038.com

It can only get better

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Amazing food and restaurant life in Thamel, Kathmandu
Not a good start to the Everest expedition, cracked a tooth on the plane and now waiting a root canal

Dress to Impress

Dress to Impress

So impressed with GoSportMe and Millet

The only place in the UAE to get the best clothes and equipment that I need for Everest

Wait til you see the down summit suit !!!

Looking forward to seeing these guys soon

The Sherpas

Without these guys, climbing high mountains is impossible

A 2 part article about the background of the Sherpa people and some of the great mountaineers and people that I have climbed with

See you all in a couple of days in KTM

Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Dawa Jamba Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa, Ongchhu Sherpa, Dorje Khatri

Media media media…

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These last days are all about the media !!!

Even got a Twitter account @mymountainhighs

Final preparations & Everest route download

Final preparations

A final hike in the Hajar mountains before Everest

 

Download the complete route information from this link and follow the expedition

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0zkc2zcossjn504/Everest%20North.kmz?dl=0

.kmz can be opened with Google Earth