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I’m 2018 I committed to shedding weight and getting back in better physical condition. I gave myself goal of spring of 2020 to go to Everest Base Camp. well in 2020 we had an issue but I went in May of 2023
No I didn’t ever feel like puking and I have not drank much in the last 5 years.Good To Hear From You NeMont!
You Hard Headed Ole Cuss!
Did You Crown Out?
And Did You Ever Feel Like You Were Gonna PUKE?
Generally it got between 10 and 15 Fahrenheit at night. Some days colder and day time temps were anywhere from 30 to 50. Lots of putting on and taking off layersNemont what was the temperature range during this adventure?
For the most part you look to have at least a jacket on.
Post Covid EBC is much cleaner. They are fairly strict about the environmental impact Base Camp had on the area. Kind of “interesting” to see porters coming out of base camp with blue barrels labeled “Human Waste”. Considering where all the trekkers did their business along the trail.Pretty cool adventure! Congrats.
I heard camp 4 is a trash dump. I assume the base camps are much better at getting rid of all the garbage
There are no roads, no cars, no trucks The only internal combustion engine you hear for two weeks is helicoptersAll the towns you show pictures of along your trip.....are there roads in and out of those????
How much further is it from Basecamp to the top?
I met a couple of team members. One father and son from Mexico City. Their summit bid came up 300 feet short due to running out of bottled oxygenNeMont, you were just there right in the middle of climbing season (May). Did you get to interact with any of the hard-core climbers? What was the general mood around Base Camp?
After 15,500 it becomes a challenge. I seemed to do fine but above that level is when we started seeing people being evacuated due to altitude sickness.I Know I'm Good For 13.5!
But I'm Not Sure After That!
What's 17 Feel Like NeMont?
No F'N Wheelers Huh?
Sounds Like My Kinda Place!
No and you can go unguided if you want to. The one thing that is a safety issue is that guides can call in air evacuation if needed. There were many people going without guides. You can hire a private porter to carry your stuff too which I saw many doing. The real bottle neck is in accommodations at the end of each day. Our guides knew the best places to stay and eat too. We always had rooms but many people scrambled every night to find a place.NeMont, is a permit required to go to base camp?
Lik2HNTKeep them coming.
What did you do to train for this trip?
There are no roads, no cars, no trucks The only internal combustion engine you hear for two weeks is helicopters
The summit is at 29,034 feet. Or two miles higher than EBC.
Yep all that is brought in by porters or yak and mule train. Maybe some helicopters but those are expensiveJesus so all those towns were built without heavy equipment or vehicles to bring supplies in???? Everything brought I on their backs?
Damn that last 2 miles....oophhh
Well where to start.So NeMont?
What Else You Been Up To?