Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker & Team Train in Pheriche

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 13,950'

Rest days are done. We are now in the position to go for our summit. Base Camp being our goal. I feel good with the team’s condition at this time. Big push up to Lobuche tomorrow, a couple thousand feet at this altitude will surely be felt by all. We are ready, bring it on. Made some head way with climbing equipment adjustments and technical training for the Island Peak crew. Any old bench around the tea house can provide a great anchor and the door to the dining room being less than a pitch away isn’t all bad. Had a wonderful reunion with one of the finest Mountain Guides in the world, Casey Grom who overlaps his trip with ours for the night. Casey is such a talent in all aspects of climbing but what a challenge for him at a game of cribbage. So fun to hangout and nice to hash over logistics, since he will be climbing Island Peak a few days after us. A light dusting of snow this afternoon but clear tonight.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The team prepping for Island Peak. Photo: Mark Tucker Versatile training in the Pheriche dining area. Photo: Mark Tucker

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Have fun at the summit Base Camp. Good luck on your climb on Island Peak Bill!

Mike

Posted by: Mike M on 3/29/2013 at 3:52 am

Peter and Gerry
We’re following your quest toward the top of the world.  How beautiful.  Best to you and your fellow treckers.
Kathy and Ned

Posted by: Kathy Butler on 3/28/2013 at 3:30 pm

buzz… proud of you and the team!!! climb on!!!  love you!!! N

Posted by: nancy on 3/28/2013 at 12:58 pm

L & P & all- We know that you are pschyed for your push to Lobuche!! Go for it!  Mark thanks again for the notes & pics!!
YMNTBP!!
Love you - G & M

Posted by: Gretchen & Mike on 3/28/2013 at 12:43 pm

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