Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker and Team enjoy rest day in Deboche

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 12,325'

Good fortune continues here in the Everest Region for our team. Clear morning with great views of Mt. Everest out our dining room window here in Deboche. Tomorrow’s climb will take us out of the forest. I have mixed emotions on the thought of leaving trees for a while. The forest of birches, rhododendrons and conifers are nice to see at over 12,000 ft. Many times my program would mean it would be a couple months before I get back to trees, but the plan for me is a round trip from Lukla to Island Peak then back to Lukla before I head back up and settle in to the 2012 RMI Everest Expedition. That makes for trees again in my near future. I always look forward to spending time in high mountains (must be why I do this for a living) but I do have a soft spot for trees.

We took a few short hikes to get the blood moving, but took it easy in anticipation of the altitude change of tomorrow. A well rested body seems to have an easier go at the physical adjustment process we must endure as we go higher. This kind of approach has worked well in the past, so if its not broken why fix it. You can really set the tone for what is to come above by what you do below. We must take exposing ourselves to these altitudes seriously and give it the respect it deserves. That could be why the whole team is in great shape!

The clouds have moved in with a bit of a mist while we get ready for dinner. I just put in my request of grilled chicken with vegetable fried noodles, same thing as last night, once again ” if it’s not broken”. Going to move over toward the hot stove and listen to some One Direction. Our direction….........up.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

P.S. A special shout-out to Ms. Jerome’s 4th/5th grade class.

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Mark

Wish we were there with you! Good luck on your 2012 season.
D&D

Posted by: Doug & Donna Fish on 3/26/2012 at 11:25 am

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA OMG DYING IN MATH CLASS BEST THING EVER. MUCH APPRECIATED MARK TUCKER!! HI DAD AND KIM

Posted by: Katie Gilman on 3/26/2012 at 8:54 am

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