Hello from Gorak Shep

This is just a quick message from Gorak Shep, which is the last village on the Everest Base Camp trail before you get to the actual base camp. A third of my team is on their way to Lobuje base camp to acclimatise on Lobuje Peak and Alex and I walked down to Gorak Shep to do a bit of “internetverk”. It is quite amazing given that we are at 5,180m here and we have good internet access. As I said before, we have internet at our little moon hotel, however, it is mainly occupied by my other team members and given that we have to pay 5 Euro per minute makes its use less appealing.

 

I will quickly walk up Kala Pattar to get my acclimatisation right and then walk back up to base camp. Alex and I are planning on going to the “real” base camp tomorrow to take some more pictures and do some more interviews for our “Everest changes people” book. I will then be off to Lobuje Peak and I should be back at base camp around 22nd April. I will also try to be back in Gorak Shep on 20th April as England and Australia are planning on playing the highest game of cricket there on that day. You will hear from me again soon.