Sunday, 13 April 2014
Today, we took an easy walk up to Dengboche, about 1,000 ft higher. Even though it is a short distance, it is part of a measured acclimitization program.
We had our usual weather of sun in the morning with cold winds and clouds in the afternoon.
We are now well above the tree line. The trail winds through rock formations, low juniper bushes and patches of grass. Occasionally, we get whiffs of oleander.
Our lodge was at 14,500 ft (4,410 m). Carol and Danny were happy to grab a shower. The rest of us are getting a bit rustic. At night, our dreams are becoming more and more vivid. Martin had a strange dream of raiding a church poor box. Shane was dreaming of a hot dog and donut. Don't ask.
Lots of love to our family and friends.
Posted by: Scott Williams
Blogs by other members of the expedition
Shane - http://HeartHealthyEverestClimb2014.blogspot.com
Steve - http://Wetumpka2Everest.blogspot.com
Jeff - http://www.highpeakadventures.com/high_peak_adventures/web_log/web_log.html
Heading up the Khumbu valley... leaving Pangboche behind
Heading to Dingboche