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Cinema in Lobuche

Everest 2015  •  April 7

Another fun rest day in Lobuche Base Camp.  Our acclimatization hike was a bit shorter today, just 500 vertical up a ridge that runs from LBC up towards High Camp, but less direct than the way we went yesterday.  Great views from up there!

Up we go on this "active" rest day.
Up we go on this “active” rest day.  (Photo: Justin Merle)
Andy points out the route above.
Andy points out the route above.
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Our trusty Sherpa teammates are always with us.
This is the long way to LHC, and we chose not to ascend the ridge all the way back there today.
This is the long way to LHC, and we chose not to ascend the ridge all the way back there today.
LBC about 800 feet below Andy.
LBC about 800 feet below Andy.
Cholatse watches everything we do.  I think she approves.
Cholatse watches everything we do. I think she approves.
Nice views from up here...
Nice views from up here…
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Ama Dablam and her sisters in the distance.
Enjoying the air at our break.
Enjoying the air at our break.
Blake's boots lend a nice perspective.  (Photo: Blake Penson)
Blake’s boots lend a nice perspective. (Photo: Blake Penson)
Kara is always happy up here.
Kara is always happy up here.
LC, Fatima, and Blake at the rest point.  (Photo: Blake Penson)
LC, Fatima, and Blake at the rest point. (Photo: Blake Penson)
Tunang and Kaji are chilling.
Ngima and Kaji are chilling.

We watched a movie in the dining tent, World Police.  I do NOT recommend this for audiences that include children, the infirm, or anyone with a sense of decency.  In this context, it was fun.

I seem to be acclimatizing well, no signs or symptoms of AMS.  Ours is a strong team, with a great attitude and skills.  We are having fun.

Many of us, including me, have a runny nose and mild cough related to the dry cold air.  A mild hassle.

Plan is to move to Everest Base Camp (EBC) tomorrow.  We are looking forward to getting there, both for its enhanced creature comforts and because of the progress that this represents… the approach trek will be over!

Phrase of the day:  “You can take our dignity, you can take our freedom… but you can never take OUR MUCUS!”

One thought on “Cinema in Lobuche

  1. p2,

    Aren’t you the sneaky one with this website! Very cool, don’t be so modest. Hope all is well with you – I fly back to Seattle on the 3rd and then to Alaska on the 7th.

    Keep in touch and please give my regards to DB.

    K

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