Mt. Everest Expedition: The Team Starts Their Day with a Hike Above Namche

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | March 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 11,300'

Just ahead of the crack of dawn, we gathered for a pot of coffee and a walk up to the top of the town.  From a hill above Namche we knew we’d have a chance at a million dollar view.  Since the hills that form Namche are pretty much mountains by anybody else’s measure, we were breathing good and hard when we reached our destination.  It was all worth it though as Mount Everest was standing out big and beautiful at the head of the valley.  A giant, violent and ragged plume of cloud was streaming from the summit.  This was our first glimpse of our far off goal.  We stood taking pictures in every direction as the mountains around us lit up with fiery first light.

Finally, hunger and the need for more coffee got the best of us and we retreated to the Camp De Base dining room for breakfast.

This was our full-on rest day… Meant to prepare us for a couple of days of travel to greater heights, and so the gang got to choose their own individual programs for how to spend the time.  Most combined forays into town for shopping with naps and reading and a few games between meals.  Tomorrow we’ll move up to Deboche.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

The team in front of the goal, Mt. Everest. Photo: Dave Hahn Dave Hahn, 2013 RMI Everest Expedition Leader. Photo: Seth Waterfall Sunrise on hike above Namche. Photo: Dave Hahn Moon over Kwangde. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Best of luck to Mark Wilkins and the entire team for a fun and safe adventure and summit attempt of Mt. Everest.  Mark, hopefully you and your STL Cardinals wool hat will make it to the top, as they start their season tomorrow and home opener on April 8th.

I’ll follow the blog with keen interest, and prayers for you safe return.

All The Best,

Jim Gidcumb

Posted by: Jim Gidcumb on 3/31/2013 at 3:32 pm

I’ll be following your posts almost everyday.  Sending greetings to your team from Florida! Wish I was there with you all have a great trip and be safe!!

safe

Posted by: julia begley on 3/31/2013 at 12:30 pm

Happy Easter Boys!! A big shout out to Dan from the folks at work!!! Looking forward to more pictures. The pictures look awesome!!

Posted by: Woodzy on 3/31/2013 at 5:55 am

Best of luck as your adventure begins!  Happy Easter…

Posted by: Steve Biem on 3/30/2013 at 7:55 pm

Beautiful photos, such a great adventure!! Best of luck and looking forward to learning more about your venture.  ABQ Uptown 985

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 3/30/2013 at 7:26 pm

wonderful pics; such fun following your adventure. that third pic is very pretty; it kind of fits the season many are celebrating here at home - Easter.

Posted by: michelle on 3/30/2013 at 7:17 pm

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