Everest Base Camp Trek: Grom & Team Enjoy Some R&R in Pheriche

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 29, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 13,950'

Day of R&R, with a short hike to 14,600’ - higher than Mount Whitney, but nothing by Nepalese standards. Most are feeling much better, with the hope that a new day will bring much-needed strength to those still recovering from the Khumbu stomach bug. Of particular interest, see attached photo: Nepalese use of biofuels. Cribbage is the bomb, hope to master it soon! Hi to Yuki, Karis, and Rianna, don’t wish you were here :) yet, missing all of you. The yak cheese was really good!

RMI Climber Keith L.

Nepalese biofuel, dried yak dung. Photo: Casey Grom

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You all look so happy and excited…I’mexcited for you…WOW…Mt. Everest…what could be more exciting than that.  I hope to trek to EBC in 2015.  FYI…I’m an animal lover.  It seems the Yak does a lot of hard work for the climbers…and even provides fuel to cook the food of climbers.  Are Yaks treated well?  Are Yaks nourished well?  I just hope Yaks receive the TLC for all the hard work they do for the climbers.  I know the climbers bring in money to help the people and animals of Nepal….and thst’s a good thing.  Love the photos…I will be watching all of you from Southern California until you summit and return to base camp.  May God Bless you and keep you safe.

Posted by: Lynn Via on 3/30/2013 at 9:32 am

Can’t believe you are smiiling or much less eating dinner with the aroma of burning Yak dung!

Posted by: Kathryn LeBey on 3/29/2013 at 2:37 pm

Sorry that you’re having stomach issues. I don’t envy you. Could it be the yak cheese? What other good eats are you having? I hope that guy handling the biofuel washed his hands afterwards. You’ll have to teach me to play cribbage, but I hope it doesn’t replace Scrabble for me. We miss you. Get better, and stay healthy.

Posted by: Yuki Loritz on 3/29/2013 at 10:06 am

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