Day 20 Lukla- Thamel 27/01/13 My alarm woke me with its annoying tone (chosen for just this reason) at 05.30. The reason for waking so early was because I was flying back to Kathmandu. After dressing and packing I was ready to leave, downstairs at 10 to 6. The previous night Aashman had said 06.30 … More Never End Peace And Love (20)
Day 19 Namche Bazar- Lukla 26/01/13 A slow start meant we left the lodge around 08.45; we had a quick nose around the market (which runs every Saturday) before heading off towards Lukla. At the market there was basically every type of produce you could imagine; there were huge tubs of butter, jerry cans full … More Never End Peace And Love (19)
Day 18 Kyangjuma- Namche Bazar 25/01/13 Last night my room didn’t have a curtain over the window and my bed was right beside it so it meant I had an amazing view and could see Amadablam when I woke up (which was lightly earlier than I would have liked). Again it was a very long … More Never End Peace And Love (18)
Day 17 Thukla- Kyangjuma 24/01/13 My alarm went off at 07.00 but I stayed in bad another half hour because I knew that the owners weren’t early risers (we had stayed here a few days previously), sure enough once I had dressed and packed they were still in bed. We eventually leave at 08.30ish. It … More Never End Peace And Love (17)
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Day 16 Base Camp- Lobouche East (6119m)- Thukla 23/01/13 So today was the day we were made our summit attempt on Lobouche East. The snow must have stopped pretty much as soon as it started because there was no noticeable coverage when we woke. The alarm went off at 02.30 as we had intended to … More Never End Peace And Love (16) It almost came to an end.
Day 15 Thukla- Lobouche BC (5300m) 22/01/13 Yesterday my water bottle was frozen solid when I woke, today my water, boots and sun cream were all solid (I didn’t even know sun cream could freeze). Another breakfast of muesli and hot milk (something I’ve developed a soft spot for), then up, up and up some … More Never End Peace And Love (15)