Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker & Team Trek to Deboche

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 12,325'

We had a wonderful climb today. As we left Namche Bazaar and headed up the trai,l the summit of Mt. Everest came into view.  It would not be a good day to make a summit attempt as the plume blowing off the summit reached out for a mile or so and is an indicator that winds on the summit are likely in the 100 mph range.  But it sure does make for a nice photo.  We stopped for lunch by the river and then, with full bellies, headed up the infamous Tengboche Hill.  The team did a great job and in a couple of hours we reached the Tengboche Monastery and were greeted by one of the elder monks.  After our visit, we made a quick descent to the fairy tail land of Deboche where we will spend the night. The team is doing well, a few minor physical discomforts, but to be expected. The tea house staff is firing up the dining room stove with dried Yak dung, hey what ever provides a bit of heat, bring it on.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Hiking the ridge above Tengboche.  Photo: RMI Collection Views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse while hiking from Namche to Deboche.  Photo: RMI Collection The RMI Everest Base Camp 3-17 team takes a break along the trail.  Photo: MarkTucker

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Hey Mark! Don’t forget to floss! :) Good job and make it back safe.

Posted by: Chrissy on 3/26/2013 at 2:02 pm

L & P- Congrats on making Pheriche!!  Mark’s post from Deboche was great!!  Enjoy!!
D is really excited and enjoying every step of the way with you!  Take good care and soak it all in!!  Thanks again to Mark!
Love M & G

Posted by: Gretchen & Mike on 3/26/2013 at 9:39 am

Liesl and Pete Hi sweethearts.  It’s fascinating to follow your adventure.  Dad

Posted by: Don Schlichting on 3/26/2013 at 9:21 am

Gerry and Peter: From the safe and sound home front in CA to the beautiful views and vistas in your path.  Travel safe.

Posted by: Brenda Barnard on 3/25/2013 at 8:41 pm

It’s so exciting looking at the pictures and seeing your faces. You look great!! God bless you on your journey and all our love to you both, and to Peter and Gerry too!!

Posted by: Jeannie and Brian on 3/25/2013 at 1:44 pm

Hi Liesl and Pete!  Sure looks neat!  I hope you’re doing well…pictures look great!
You guys are SO awesome!
Love,ab

Posted by: Abby on 3/25/2013 at 11:34 am

Lookin’ good Bill and Susan!

Posted by: Mike M on 3/25/2013 at 10:52 am

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