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To Base Camp
We trek from Dingboche to BC over several days.
Above Andy treks back to Dingboche with Island Peak in the background - Jamie.
15 Apr - day hike
Andy, Raphael, Anselm and myself trekked over the ridge to Pheriche for a little exercise.
Andy at the stupa above Dingboche - the region is ever spectacular - Jamie
The team cook our lunch in Pheriche - Jamie
16 Apr - To Thuklha and to Chukhung
Some of the team took the normal route to Thuklha and then the next day to Lobuche, Raphael, Anselm and Jamie instead trekked up to Chukhung so that we could take the adventurous way over to Lobuche
17 April - Over the Kongma La 5535m
What a beautiful, clear morning for our pass crossing. Enjoy the pictures below, we certainly enjoyed the pass crossing.
Anselm head up the first part of the Kongma La - Jamie using a partial fisheye effect
Raphael dares the rock and Anselm is nearly there - the panorama from the Kongma La - Jamie
The roofs of the Lobuche lodges are lower center, stunningly set with Lobuche peak above and the moraine-covered Khumbu Glacier below - Jamie
18 April - separating
Andy and Anselm moved up to Gorak Shep, 5150m, while Raphael and Gina felt better staying at Lobuche another night. Since town was rather full, Jamie slept outside for some peace in a valley near by.
Jamie in front of Nuptse (not Everest!) - by a Japanese photographer with Jamie's camera
19 Apr - all at BC
Finally we are all at BC, the team together. we have found our strays, James and David, who arrived a couple of days earlier. The brutal games of "Last Card" begin, with David "no mercy" Cole being judge and jury, but not always winner.
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