Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker and Team Set Out From Lukla

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek

Mark Tucker here with the Everest Base Camp Trek team. No, internet access at this point, so I thought I’d check in with the satellite phone. So we’re just outside of the Sagarmatha National Park. We had a great night in Lukla.  We took a little time this morning leaving as we organized the loads with our porters. We are set with all our gear that is needed while we continue our trek to Base Camp.  We’re by the Tenzing Norgay Airstrip, where the STOL-type aircraft, acronym for Short Take Off and Landing type planes. Years ago a famous local Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, with Sir Edmund Hillary supervising, spent a month revamping and lengthening the airstrip, but it is still quite a ride.

The team had a beautiful hike approaching the Dudh Kosi River. It was fantastic. Good views, perfect weather. We are all looking really fine. The team is all doing very well and couldn’t be happier.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The Tenzing Norgay Airstrip in Lukla. Photo: Dave Hahn  Loads ready to be carried by the porters. Photo: Linden Mallory Lukla at the base of the Khumbu Valley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Mark - your posts are very much appreciated - thank you! It’s great to keep tabs on our girl, Susan :)  Please pass on my positive thoughts and prayers for a fabulous adventure.  Thanks again, Carol

Posted by: Carol Donovan on 3/23/2013 at 3:32 am

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