Mt. Everest Expedition: The Team Has Lunch in Funkytown on Their Way to Deboche

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | March 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 12,325'

Vacation in Namche was great, today it was back to business.  We were out of the comfortable Camp de Base by a little after 8 AM and walking up the steep hills out of town under perfectly clear skies.  A couple of turns of the trail brought the dependably spectacular view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.  We seemed to be out ahead of most other trekking/climbing groups and so we enjoyed a relatively quiet walk on the trail.  Much of the day was spent walking in the shade of pine forests.  By midday we’d reached our lunch stop at Phunkytanga (funkytown, as we all call it) and so we sat for an hour or so before beginning the big hill up to Thyangboche Monastery.  We took just an hour to switchback our way up 1,600 ft of vertical.  The work was made a little easier by the cloud cover that had moved in and some gentle breezes which kept us cool.  We enjoyed the view of the great castle-like Monastery on top of the hill, but we didn’t stay up there long with weather obviously moving in.  We hopped five hundred feet down the other side of the hill through thick Rhododendron forests to Deboche and our teahouse for the night.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Dave, Seth & Team Leaving Namche. Photo: Dave Hahn Views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Photo: Dave Hahn Lunch in Phunkytanga aka Funkytown. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Way to Go “Dan-Chuk” !!  We’ll be following your progress !

Posted by: Tom Bordignon on 4/3/2013 at 1:23 pm

Danno! Hi from Toronto. Keeping an eye on your progress. Remember: heels down + ass out. Stay safe. E

Posted by: Erick on 4/3/2013 at 11:29 am

Hey Danno, looking good braa.  Stay strong.  Any good back country skiing over there?lol

Posted by: Rick & Bren on 4/2/2013 at 4:24 pm

Dan: We are following your journey and enjoying all of the photo’s. You are living your dream “mountain Dan”. Take care and have an amazing climb!

Posted by: Ann & Jerry on 4/1/2013 at 1:51 pm

Way to go!  Thank you for the awesome pictures.  We’re following your journey James.  Take care, Your friends at Boeing, Sid, Paul, Dave and Linda.

Posted by: Linda on 4/1/2013 at 8:24 am

Dan, it’s so great following your trip. What an amazing adventure. We’re all so proud of you. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Karen on 4/1/2013 at 7:13 am

James is the king of “Funky Town” so he should be feeling right at home! Good luck to you all and be safe.

Posted by: Jake McLaughlin on 3/31/2013 at 11:37 pm

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