Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker & Team in Pheriche

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 13,950'

Hello from Pheriche! 14,042 feet but who’s counting.  After a nice dinner, the team is tucked away for the night.  Lot’s of hiking in all directions today.  Nice to have such great Sherpa support to be able to offer many options.  A few new altitude records for the team.  Another day of perfect weather, and trail conditions in great shape.  We are now above tree line, but lots of bushes still keep us thinking we are where life forms can survive.  It is a rather tough environment to be in, we welcome these islands of paradise called tea houses.  Plan is to take a rest day here tomorrow.  Some day hikes and a bit of training for my crew that will go with me to Island Peak in the not so distant future.  The surrounding peaks of Taboche (21,309’) and Cholatse (20,784’) always impress.  Crazy to think that the real big ones are up this valley and around the corner.  Looking so forward to reuniting with those views.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Descending into Pheriche. Photo: RMI Collection Tucker and prayer flags. Photo: RMI Collection An RMI Team Hiking on Ridge Above Pheriche. Photo: RMI Collection

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Happy Easter Mark!  Thinking of you and enjoying your blog.

Posted by: Karla and Kent on 3/30/2013 at 10:37 am

Hi Liesl and Pete! Sure am loving watching your adventure.  Sending you love and strength!
:) Ab

Posted by: Abby on 3/28/2013 at 3:53 am

L & P and all- Pheriche sounds like a great lauch pad.  Congrats on the good weather.
Enjoy these times and soak it all in….We’re with you at base camp!!  Get good schnoozes revitalize, and grab every moment!! 
Much Love - M & G

Posted by: Gretchen & Mike on 3/27/2013 at 9:30 pm

  The Hills,
    We enjoy the blogs, good luck the rest of the journey
Love,
  The Ks Sherlocks

Posted by: Peter on 3/27/2013 at 5:05 pm

proud of you all!!!  buzz…you rock!!!  i am jealous! :-)))  cant wait to see you in may!!!! want to hear all about this wonderful adventure!!!  love you!!!  God’s speed and grace!!! tons of hugs…N

Posted by: nancy on 3/27/2013 at 1:13 pm

Thinking of doing Everest Base Camp trek in 2014, so following all of you with great interest.  Good luck everyone. - Geoff

Posted by: Geoff Wiland on 3/27/2013 at 11:54 am

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