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  • Day8

    Pizzatime :))) Kloster Tangboche

    May 15, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Irgendwann muss Schluss mit Reis sein...und hier gibt es tatsächlich noch einen Holzofen.
    Ein langer Trekking Tag mit anschließendem Besuch des Kloster Tangboche inklusive Zeremonie Besuch...sowas von beseelt anschließendRead more

  • Day12

    Am Ziel der Träume

    May 19, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Ja ja ja, ich höre Euch schon sagen, diese bekloppte Fortuna ;) Aber ein zweifacher Aufstieg ist einfach schöner...und zum wiederholten Mal im Mai kommen da besondere Emotionen hoch. Es war hart, Höhe und Erkältung setzen stark zu, aber das Erlebnis, sein Ziel und vielleicht auch ein Limit zu erreichen, ist unbeschreiblich.
    Es kommt einem so unwirklich hier oben vor. Ich werde laenger brauchen, dies zu verarbeiten
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  • Day139

    A day in slow motion

    November 30, 2016 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    I've been between 4000 and 5100 meters today and up here, you do things slowly: eating, hiking, laundry, reading, thinking, .....

    We started early and caught a beautiful sunrise. From here, the landscape changed drastically - no more trees and eventually barely any bushes, but glaciers and 8000m peaks wherever you look. And it's cold in the morning, my drinking bottle valve froze every 15-20 minutes :)

    It was a steep incline and we did another 200m incline (to 5100m) after getting to our tea house to acclimatize. The trick is to sleep lower than your highest elevation of the day. I'm feeling completely exhausted and am looking forward to some slow motion sleep soon.
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  • Day12

    Day 9 - Lobuche to base camp and return

    January 7, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    We made it!
    It was a gruelling day, buffeted by icy winds so strong they blew you over. 8 hours of walking time so we are all feeling rather pooped.
    Everest is the little brown triangle above my head in the last photo.Read more

  • Day11

    Day 8 - Dingboche to Loboche

    January 6, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Ending at an altitude of 4920 today, the air up here is getting pretty thin making every step harder and harder.
    Absolutely freezing in the morning (all day really) beautiful walking in the sun as long as the wind stayed away.
    The last photo is of the climbers memorials. There must be over 100 cairns representing the climbrrs who did not make it back from their expeditions.
    Looking forward to base camp tomorrow!
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  • Day8

    Day 8 Dingboche/Lobuche

    October 1, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Elevation: 5000m

    The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The steep climb to the top - 400m in assent took as to one of sacred sites on the walk. Multiple stone monuments with praying flags are scattered across the plato to remind us of the Sherpas and other climbers who died in Everest or were associated with Everest. The landscape is also now extremely rocky with little vegetation.

    Temperature also plummeted to below zero.
    We got Lobosche at 1500 and ascended to a hill at the back to finally get to the 5000m mark.

    Accommodation : Sherpa Lodge
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  • Day11


    September 14, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    7:30 breakfast. Today was the first time we both had all aspects of our lives together BEFORE breakfast.
    We have been doing teeth and sunscreen afterwards but have been last ready every time.

    The start of today was uphill but it chilled out very soon into it.
    A magical 2 hours were had on flatness just spotting wild yaks, looking at flowers and getting some distance smashed out.

    It’s starting to get very rocky. Landslides would be an obvious contributor but it’s just the landscape.

    We had to walk down a wee bit to cross this dodgy looking bridge made of plywood suspended over raging rapids. The yaks when first which help promote its stability. Lol
    It was a beautiful section.

    Up a bit and lunch.
    We all put our orders in and like 6/7 of our orders involved cheese...
    our food comes out
    Oh sorry we don’t have cheese.
    Like that’s totally fine but tell us so we can change our order. I ordered Mac and cheese and got pasta covered in tomato sauce instead.

    Then came the crappy part of the day.
    Very steep section for about an hour but it hurt the lungs. I had to pant my way up.
    Breathing is hard.
    I also took 2 nurofen at the half way point cause I was getting a bad headache.
    It was also half raining half sunshine so super hard to find a comfortable temperature.

    Finally made it 🎉 🎉 🎉

    At the top was the Everest memorials for people who had lost their lives on the mountain - this was my favourite part of the day.
    We wandered around looking and ready headstones for about 20 minutes. Pasang’s friends memorial was there - Baba Chiri Sherpa. He holds 3 world records including the fastest to ever summit, time without oxygen aid (21 hours) and summiting twice in 2 weeks.
    Scott Fischer and Rob Halls memorials were also there along with many others.

    On we went and this section was flat too 🙌🏼🙌🏼
    Visibility is POOR.

    The yaks we use to cart our stuff up the mountains are half cow half yak.

    We finally reached Lobuche which is 5030m/ 16,502ft.
    Can feel it! 😂

    Very cozy inside and our room is simple but cute. Currently trying not to nap. Big day tomorrow. 2 separate treks.
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  • Day15

    Chukhung to Pyramid

    April 15, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Chukhung (4730m) - Dingboche (4410m) - Dhugla (4620m) - Lobuche (4910m) - Pyramid (4970m)
    "Nichts ist so beständig wie die Lageänderung" they always told me in the army :D. It snowed almost 20cm tonight and I decided not to walk over Kongma la Pass (5535m), because I don't know the way and it was quiet cloudy. But the landscape was amazing! Everything was covered in snow, it was freezing cold and the panorama was maybe the best till now. So I started walking through this winter wonderland, built a snowman and often stopped to enjoy the silence and views. The closer I came to Dingboche, the more "tourists" had been there. And after Dingboche, on the way to Lobuche, it was crazy: hundreds of people and Yaks, often there had been traffic jams 🙈 as I finally arrived in Lobuche, they told me that all lodges are already full. They offered me to stay in the Pyramid, an Italian research station with "hotel", a little bit more expensive, but with food, wifi and power inclusive^^. So I went here and made, together with 3 French guys, new plans: tomorrow early in the morning to Kala Patthar (Lookout, 5550m, with good view on Everest), then down to theBasecamp (5360m) and back to the hotel.

    It's almost like paradise here :D hot drinks inclusive; popcorn, soup and dal bat (with meat!) for dinner (almost like all you can eat👍). And all that at 5000m altitude!
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  • Day16

    Pyramid to EBC

    April 16, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Pyramid (4970m) - Ghorak Shep (5100m) - Kala Patthar (5550m) - Ghoral Shep- EBC (5300m) - Ghorak Shep - Pyramid
    What a day. Starting at 6am with freezing cold wind (up to 60 km/h) and it didn't stop. Maybe the coldest day in my life, seems like two of my fingertips were damaged...
    But therefore the air was very clean and I had amazing views. After almost 3 hours we (I walked with from Checke) reached the top of Kala Patthar. Often the wind was so strong that we were blown some steps down again, but at the top it was luckily not too windy and we could enjoy the views: Everest, Lothse, Everest Base Camp, the whole Khumbu Glacier and heaps of other summits. Definitely the highlight of the tramp. Going down again was also not easy, because there still was some snow left and it was often slippery. Furthermore the wind often blew us down and it was hard to stop. Walking to EBC was harder as I thought. Lots of up and down and still the icy wind blowing in the face all the time. And honestly, it was not really worth going there. Only lots of people, you can't see Everest from there,... Bug now I can say I've been there :D Walking back was really hard. I felt that I haven't been drinking enough and I was freezing like crazy, but after 9 hours I finally was back. I had a strong headache and couldn't feel some of my fingertips. But after drinking lots of hot tea and relaxing in the warm bed I was almost fine again. And having the first time pasta since two weeks was also awesome!
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