Daily Archives: April 14, 2012

A Quick Update from EBC

I’m updating this entry from the small village of Gorak Shep which is a 3 h walk away from Everest Base Camp. Decided to head down here to do some emailing since there is no connectivity in base camp.

Shuwei left EBC the day he arrived and should be on his way back to Singapore by now. Gayathri parted with me in Gorak Shep to Phortse to take over the clinic. She will be resting in Pheriche and should be reaching Phortse by tomorrow night.

01 Raffles, Myself and Shuwei on the summit of KalaPatar (5545m) with Everest in the background

The IMG classic team conducted our Pooja yesterday. The prayers were made to the mountain spirits for our safe travel on the mountain and return back home. The personal sherpas were introduced to the clients. My Sherpa is Dawa Phinjo Sherpa who is a young 2x Everest, 1x Kangenjunga and 1x Dhaulgiri summiteer.

The whole classic Everest climbing team at base camp with the Pooja in the background

Myself and my personal sherpa, Dawa Phingjo Sherpa at base camp

We had our fixed line and crampon practice on the Khumbu ice fall yesterday and we shall be leaving to Lobuche base camp tomorrow for our acclimatization climb. We should be back in EBC next week and should start our cycle on Everest itself sometime during the 3rd week of April.

Practising some technical skills at the Khumbu ice fall

Will update again once I’m back from Lobuche peak.

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