Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p10

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Today, I will finally realise my boyhood dream of standing face to face with the world’s highest mountain: Everest (8,848m). I awake excited and quickly rush my warm oats and wrap up ready for a severely cold trek, the current temperature …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p9

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The forecast for the previous night was for snow flurries so when I awoke I took a glance out the window and was amazed to see blizzard like conditions outside. Me and Doug relaxed next to a hot stove in the …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p8

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Ice lined the insides of the windows as the condensation had frozen in the night. I go to grab my water bottle, that too has frozen, it’s bitterly cold in my room. I arise from bed and notice that I am …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p7

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Another sub-zero night in Dingboche, I’m glad I had this bottle of boiling water to keep me warm throughout the night as there is no heating in the dormitories here, the sun is hiding behind Ama Dablam and it is bitterly cold in …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p6

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Thump thump thump.. the feeling I got in my head as I woke up on this very cold morning. My splitting headache was a sign that I had mild altitude sickness. I decided to wait a few hours and see how …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p5

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Another early morning, up at the crack of dawn. The sky is a deep blue and the air is thin and crisp. There is not a cloud in the sky, the Himilayan view so magnificent I put off the trek …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p4

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Doug and myself were awoken to the sound of a busy street below. Today is Sunday which means market day! All the local farmers and traders descend on the small town ofNamche to showcase their produce and the place has a …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p3

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Today was a ‘rest’ day – rest in inverted commas because that’s exactly what we didn’t do however, it was a damn sight easier than yesterday.   I awoke at dawn and took some early morning shots of the majestic snow …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p2

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I was awoken on this rather chilly morning to the sound of Doug banging on my window at 6am, the previous night We’d agreed that it’d be a good idea to set off first thing in the morning to ensure we …

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Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp p1

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Today I awoke at 7:00 to get packed ready for my flight to lukla, after a short journey to the airport I was greeted by some Nepalis who offered to carry my rucksack to the terminal building. after a 2-3 minute …

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