Sunday, 27 April 2014
Today was inventory day. Nima Tashi's home in Pangboche doubles as Jim's Khumbu warehouse. Although I inventoried most of the boxes and barrels coming down from EBC, we had to sort out the tent supply.
Everest's high altitude allows the sun to wreck tents, particularly their flies. Jetha, Zhangbu, and I spent the better part of the day messing with tents -- pulling them from bags, tossing out trashed flies, drying some out, and matching poles with tent bodies. For perspective, we had almost 50 tents on our expedition (for EBC and Camps I-IV). Jim was so stressed by the exercise that he reclined on a bench and snored at times. C'est la vie!
At night, we shared a dinner of soup and momos (dumplings) with Nima Tashi's family. I am thankful we did not have to follow it with rounds of whiskey. Our beds were calling us.
Lots of love to our family and friends.
Posted by: Scott Williams
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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