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Mt. Everest Expedition: Team Rest Day Hike Above Pheriche

We deserved a leisurely start to our rest/acclimatization day in Pheriche.  So we dragged feet and drank coffee until 9 AM before heading outside.  The morning weather could best be described as “splitter”.  As in, it was perfectly blue sky and ultra clear air.  We were looking for light activity at altitude to enhance our acclimatization.  Right out the back door of the lodge there happens to be a hill that is perfect for such activity.  Up we went with a plan to be back by lunch.  Immediately we had a view of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.  That compensated us for the loss of Everest, which we can no longer see.  Before long we were seeing the craggy summit of Makalu, fifth highest, and we’d regained a view of Lhotse (#4).  We bumped into a number of other teams that we’ve come to know on our little trek circuit, each out for the views and the exercise.  Those views only got more incredible as we worked our way up the giant stairmaster to about 16,500 ft above sea level… 2,500 feet above our lodge.  We were being circled by eagles and cooled by breezes so we couldn’t stay too long to enjoy the view… Lunch and an easy afternoon were calling.  The team trooped to the nearby Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) clinic to receive a great lecture by one of the docs on altitude and common trekker illnesses but spent the rest of the day napping, gaming and chatting.

Tomorrow we hope to push on to Lobuche.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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such beautiful mountains!

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