Today our trekking and climbing teams took an active rest day in Pheriche (4280m/14,042ft). Madison Mountaineering guide Terray Sylvester provides a recap of the day:
Today we hiked up above Pheriche (4280m/14,042ft) to about 5000m, about 16,500ft. It was a good active rest day and a good chance to get some acclimatization done. The whole principle with acclimating is to climb high and sleep low, so now we are back down in Pheriche.
On the way down, some of us stopped and enjoyed some hot chocolate and pastries in the bakery in Dingboche. So we are going to bed now and looking forward to hiking up to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft) tomorrow.
We’ll be in touch!
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