Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From Lobouche

Perfect morning trekking up to Lobouche at almost 16,000 ft. Enjoying the good food at the Eco Lodge here. Day after tomorrow will see us in Base camp. Tomorrow we plan a climb of Kala Patar then spend the night at Gorak Shep. Quite the change starting last year with cell phone access along the trek route.


Scott Woolums reporting from Lobouche, Nepal


From Dingboche

In the small village of DIngboche now. Enjoyed a good day yesterday with the whole team here. Some mixed weather yesterday. Bills group left this morning for Lobouche. Everyone is doing extremely well. This morning we took off for a big hike up towards a small lake below the North Face of Ama Dablam. Outstanding morning and spectacular views out over the whole Khumbu region. Perfect acclimatization trek up to over 16,000 ft. with Irek, Newall, Gregg and I. So after 3 nights here we are planning to trek onto Lobouche tomorrow morning. We are only a few days now away from Base Camp, Yahoo!


Scott Woolums reporting from Dingboche, Nepal


Kala Patar Today!

Almost everyone summited Kala Patar just above the small village of Gorak Shep this morning. Only Bill and I stayed back. This is the very last stop on the way to Everest Base Camp. Usually the end of the road for most trekkers in the Khumbu area. Some fresh snow last night but blue skys this morning. Our forecasts look good for the next few days, basically more of the same clear mornings and overcast afternoons. A very normal pattern for this time of the year. So hi from all of us. Tonight Bills group is all in Base Camp, my group will be there tomorrow mid-day! Yahoo, getting closer!


Scott Woolums reporting from Gorak Shep