Everest Base Camp Trek: Grom & Team Descend to Namche

Posted by: Casey Grom | April 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 11,300'

Hello everyone back home.  All is well here in the Khumbu!

After so much time together bonding the team has decided to stick together and finish this trek the same way we started, together. Island Peak will have to wait till next time!

We left Pheriche and hiked downhill passing what seemed like a endless line of trekkers, climbers, porters, and yaks loaded with gear for Everest.  It was a beautiful but long day, and we have arrived in Namche after eight hours on our feet. Clear weather allowed us more amazing views and the chance for one more view of Everest before descending down to camp. The warm thicker air feels great and the team has just finished a nice dinner at our tea house “Camp De Base”.

Tonight we are having the world championship of cribbage!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Team Casey back in Namche. Photo: Casey Grom Descending views of Everest. Photo: Casey Grom Yaks resting on the trail to Namche. Photo: Casey Grom

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Ditto the comments above! Especially Sasha’s “enjoy the descent!” Really, enjoy it all- we were amazed at how different the landscape was on our way back to Lukla.
Congratulations on fighting the fight and making it to EBC! We look forward to hearing the stories…
Be safe!
xo
Dana Marie

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 4/5/2013 at 7:55 am

Elsie,
Hope you are well…can’t wait to hear the stories when you are home…sounds like an amazing trip.

Posted by: Fletch on 4/5/2013 at 4:38 am

Congratulations!  Hope by now you are safely dosing around the pool at the Hyatt, drinking wine and making your next spa appointment!  Xoxo

Posted by: Renee on 4/5/2013 at 3:02 am

Hey Allie, Missy and Elsie
I am so happy for you guys!  You should be so proud and enjoy your return there is no rush so please enjoy the descent and stop to take it all in
I cannot wait to hear the stories but know the Hyatt is is a hop, skip and quick flight
Be safe
xo
Sasha

Posted by: sasha on 4/4/2013 at 7:01 pm

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