This is one of my favorite days of the trip: Technical training in the lower Khumbu Glacier.No new information, but a nice refresher and way to build our confidence as we get ready tackle the higher ice on Lobuche and Everest.
Last year this was a blast, but even more fun today.Something must have rubbed off during the Ouray trip, because the ice felt just fine, even though it was bulletproof.
Striking to see so much rock debris on the glacier, which was blanketed in thick snow last year. This is apparently more normal.
Sun, gentle winds, amazing views. This is why we do this.
Word of the day: Bulletproof
posted: April 9, 2016
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