Today the Everest team continued their acclimatizing around Namche and up to Khumjung. Garrett Madison, expedition leader, provides a recap of the day:
Helllo, this is Garrett calling in for the Mountain Hardwear Mount Everest Expedition. Today is September 10th and we had a great day trekking around Namche. We went up to the Everest View Hotel and got a few glimpses of Everest and Lhotse.
Then we made our way over to the village of Khumjung and visited with some friends of ours, Renji Sherpa and his wife and son. They made us some boilled potatoes. We had some milk tea and then followed up by some Chhaang, or rice wine, which is really tasty.
Later we made our way back to Namche for lunch, had a restful afternoon, and a nice dinner here at the Panorama Lodge. Now we are all off to bed and looking forward to a great day tomorrow. Our plan is to head out around 8:30 in the morning, trek through Tengboche – visit the monastery there, and then down to the rhododendron forest of Deboche to the Rivendale Lodge. So, looking forward to a great day tomorrow. All’s well here in Namche!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow the team as they trek to Everest Base Camp and then make their attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain on:
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: