Everest Base Camp Trek: Casey Grom & Team Trek into Lobuche

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 16,175'

Hello everybody, this is Casey Grom checking in from the second RMI Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak climb.  Just wanna let you know that everyone’s doing well today, getting better and feeling better seems like every step, with whatever little tummy issues we were having.  Today we left Pheriche in perfect weather and hiked beneath Taboche and Cholatse, two famous and iconic climbs here in the Khumbu.  We hiked about four hours today at get up to Lobuche, so we made a big turn and we are paralleling the Khumbu Glacier, which is only about 300 yards from where we are camped.  We are currently relaxing at the Eco Lodge, which is probably the nicest tea house, it seems like, up valley here. Everyone’s doing well and we are just now sitting down for dinner and looking forward to moving up closer to Base Camp tomorrow.  Alright. That’s it for today.  We’ll look forward to checking in tomorrow with everybody. Take care, bye bye.

RMI Guide Casey Grom

Thokla Pass on the way to Lobuche. Photo: RMI Collection Lateral moraine along trail to Lobuche. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Casey Grom calls in from Lobuche.

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Missy, Elsie, and Allie,
We are all enjoying thinking of you in those beautiful mountains.  I hope the tummy troubles are not effecting your enjoyment of the trip too much.  Keep up the good work! XOXO Corell

Posted by: Corell Moore on 4/1/2013 at 9:21 am

Hey Guys!  Loved reading about your trek—it’s so fun to be able to really know where you are and remember what it all looked like and felt like!!  You never get over the views!!  Spectacular!!  Hope your tummies all feel better—I remember THAT part too—oh so well!  Hope you all feel better soon.  Don’t forget you have a Z-pac like I did!  Anyway, thinking about you all and so glad everything is going well. Hope everything continues to go well going forward too. Enjoy!!  XOXO,  Lucy

Posted by: Lucy Rise on 4/1/2013 at 7:33 am

I am enjoying your updates.  I really like your recording…hearing the pronunciation of the peaks and areas you are in is wonderful to hear.

Posted by: Lynn Via on 3/31/2013 at 6:40 pm

Happy Easter Lissie!  Much love from SHC and me…Hope all the tummy bugs have gone away…thinking about you all…can’t wait to hear all about the trek…. LOVE LOVE LOVE…Nano

Posted by: Nancy Cole on 3/31/2013 at 4:52 pm

Happy Easter to all the courageous & amazing folks pushing on towards the top. We think of you every day, wishing you good weather & a spectacular climb forward & upward. Love reading your exploits & adventures. Rooting for you, & especially to Dan Johnson, our wonderful friend. All the best guys!

Posted by: Suellen Glenat & Willliam Blair on 3/31/2013 at 8:27 am

Happy Easter mommy and Allie! The Easter bunny came here, did it come there?! We hope y’all are having fun. It sounds like you’ve been having a great time! (Besides the slight sickness…) we love you and can’t wait to see you!!!  Love Haley and Scott

Posted by: Scott and Haley on 3/31/2013 at 7:01 am

Happy Easter! We’re glad to know that the weather is good and the stomachs are getting better.  We’re proud of you guys and wish you smooth sailing the rest of the way.  Sam, Charlotte, Jeb, Rocketman, Stewart, Nano, Rose and Kona.

Posted by: Sam Bemiss on 3/31/2013 at 2:00 am

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