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  • Day25

    Zurück vom Everest

    October 8, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -1 °C

    Hallo meine Lieben,
    schön wieder bei Euch im virtuellen Leben zu sein.
    Die letzten Tage hatten es in sich. Mir war bereits seit der Anreise ständig kalt. Eine Erkältung kam pünktlich zum Anstieg auf die 5000m Grenze. Das Gerotze hielt praktischerweise die Zigaretten auf Distanz.
    In der Höhe verlangsamen sich auch die einfachsten Denkprozesse - halbe Stunde Rucksack packen, 15 Minuten Denkarbeit für eine Bestellung “Spaghetti mit Käse“. Sonst faire Bedingungen. Kein Kopfschmerz, wenig Schnappatmung, erhöhter Herzschlag bei Anstrengung, immer Kraft im Körper.
    Wir hatten sehr viel Glück mit den Wetterbedingungen. Seit Namche Bazar kein Regen am Morgen oder am Tag. Der Himmel riss auf am sechsten Tag in Dingboche. In der entscheidenden Phase jeden Morgen klar. Später zogen aus den Tiefen langsam die Wolken hoch.
    Highlights: Kalla Patthar, Gletscher Base Camp, Lotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam.
    Soweit sehr zufrieden. Den Plan einen weiteren Pass von 5400m zu überqueren wurde von mir gecancelt und der Abstieg eingeleitet. Mir geht's auch schon wieder besser. Der Rückflug ist auf den 10. angesetzt, bleibt aber eine Trickkiste. Zur Zeit kommen und gehen aufgrund der Wolken in Lukla kaum Flugzeuge an.
    Auf bald ...
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    Conni Meyer

    Lieber Markus, schön, dass Du von den "größten" Höhen wieder zurück bist. Erkältung ist eine sch.... Krankheit, um so schlimmer, wenn man körperlich gefordert wird. Dieses einmalige Erlebnis wird Dir lange sehr präsent sein. Die Bilder sind beeindruckend. Nun hoffen wir, dass Dein Flug von Lukla klappt,wie vorgesehen. Wir drücken die Daumen. Weiterhin gute Genesung! Bis dann. Mampap

    10/8/19Reply
    Conni Meyer

    Habe ich vergessen : Wenn Du vor dem Flug noch Zeit hast........ bring mir einen Yeti mit!!! 😉. Mama

    10/8/19Reply
    Tobias Wichmann

    Ich hatte dir kurz mehr Unvernunft zugetraut und durch irgendwelche Umständ dich schon auf ca. 7000m vermutet. Dem ist ja gottseidank nicht so. Feine Aussichten da oben! Schön, dass das Etter mitgespielt hat. Jetzt komm mal wieder runter, sonst bekommst du noch Höhe. Liebe Grüße aus Münster un die echten Berge. 🗻⛩

    10/9/19Reply
    Tobias Wichmann

    Die Lilie aus der Kanalstraßenära!!!⚜️

    10/9/19Reply
     
  • Day39

    Up to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m)

    October 30 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -6 °C

    As an acclimatization hike we visited the Elite Expedition base camp at Ama Dablam. The mountain dominates the whole valley so great to see it up close... And where the other team will live for the next 2 weeks. Ama Dablam although only (!) 6812m is a technical challenging mountain to climb and I'm glad we aren't doing it!!Read more

  • Day92

    Everest Base Camp Trek - Day 4

    November 30, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 -10 °C

    Today we left Namche to trek to Tengboche, an elevation of 3,860 meters. It was a very challenging day!! The day started with a half hour steep hike out of Namche, and then the trail was fairly up and down for about 2 hours. We stopped for lunch at 11:00 and while this was a bit early, there would be no more lunch spots until Tengboche. The most challenging part of today was a straight up 600 meters which takes 2 hours to complete before reaching Tengboche. Because we are each carrying our own packs, this was really hard. We split our time into trekking for 30 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break. The girls did so well, although Sophie is feeling the effects of the altitude and was not feeling well all day.

    The day offered clear blue skies and beautiful temperatures. Clear skies meant that we got full views of Everest!! For most of the morning, Everest was always to the right of us in the distance. The scenery is absolutely stunning! It is amazing to be so close to the tallest mountain. Along the way we met a stray dog who the girls named Berry, more yak, a horse, mountain sheep, an eagle and some cats. Berry probably trekked with us for 2 hours and ate our leftover lunch.

    Before trekking EBC we had read about altitude sickness and the effects of altitude, but until you experience it, you don't really get it. The only one who seems to not be bothered by the altitude is Neve. Both Sophie and David are easily winded, so we really are trekking at a very slow and steady pace.

    We are currently staying at the Tashi Delek Lodge, which has a nice big sitting room where so many trekkers are enjoying each others company. People are chatting, reading or playing cards. I love the sense of community and meeting new people from all over the world. We even learned a new Nepali card game to add to our repertoire.

    Tomorrow we trek to Dingboche, which will hopefully take a bit less time and be marginally "easier."

    Clarinda
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    Amanda Blair

    You look incredible!

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  • Day93

    Everest Base Camp Trek - Day 5

    December 1, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -9 °C

    Tengboche - Dingboche
    Dingboche rest day 4,350m

    We woke up really early in Tengboche to start trekking. It's better to start early so we have the afternoon in the next place and if you start too late, then you have to stop for lunch. We really enjoy stopping for lunch and not have to trek any further. It was pretty cold in the morning. We all started out in jackets and mitts, but took them off when the sun came up.

    We ended up by mostly trekking with a group of british people. We were around the same speed as them, and it wasn't until the end of the day when we slowed down that they went ahead of us. Most of the people we saw on the trail were people who we had talked to at some point, or at least recognized.

    It wasn't too hard at first, most of the day was a gradual incline with some flat and a bit of dowhill. At the end of the day however, it got way harder, when we got to the 45 mins of uphill and it ended up being a 6 hour day. Everyone who we had passed and all the signs had said we only had 30 minutes left, but it ended up being more like an hour and a half of trekking uphill!

    When we got to the first lodge, it was full so we had to go a little farther to the next lodge. We had lunch there and got settled and relaxed for the rest of the day!

    Sophie
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    Amanda Blair

    Breathtaking 💙

    12/14/19Reply
     
  • Day94

    Everest Base Camp - Day 6

    December 2, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -10 °C

    Acclimization day: Dingboche

    On our rest day, we slept in until 8:30, which is sleeping in late for trekking. Usually, we have already been trekking for a half hour by this time and have been up since 6:00 a.m. When we woke up, it was below freezing in Dingboche and the windows all had ice in them.

    We stayed in Dingboche to acclimate and just relaxed for our rest day. My parents hiked up higher and figured out the trail for the next day so we wouldn't get lost, while me and Neve stayed at the lodge and read.

    In the afternoon, we read some more until 1:00. Then, we had lunch and headed over to the bakery.

    Everyday, the bakery here has a movie showing at 2:00. They have movies about helicopter rescues in the mountains, the Dawn Wall and Free Solo. Today, we got to watch Free Solo. We have seen Free Solo before, but it was really cool to watch it at an elevation of over 4,000 meters! We ordered tea and hot chocolate for the movie.

    When the movie was finished, we went back to our lodge to read and organize our stuff and start packing it up. Because our shoes are just regular running shoes and have ventilation, my parents decided to tape up the toes of our shoes with tuck tape so they will hopefully be warmer. It is supposed to be -10 tomorrow morning when we start trekking.

    Sophie
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  • Day49

    Ama Dablam Basecamp

    October 29, 2016 in Nepal ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Ein wirklich toller Tag, denn erst lernten wir beim Aufstieg Conny und Manuel kennen, die gerade auf Weltreise sind. Es gab viel zu erzählen und schwupps waren wir schon im Basecamp.
    Plötzlich stand dann noch so ein Mann neben uns, den wahrscheinlich jeder kennt.
    Der musste dann aber leider schnell weg, aber für ein gemeinsames Foto hat es noch gereicht.
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    Susanne Weber

    Ist das cool! So einen promi zu treffen!!

    10/31/16Reply
    Peter Hübner

    Mensch , das ist ein Erinne

    10/31/16Reply
    Peter Hübner

    Erinnerungsfoto

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  • Day10

    Dingboche

    September 13, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    It’s Anita’s birthday today so we all signed a post card and gave it to her.
    I had the best jam for breakfast. It’s was red so presumably it was a berry but it was straight up bubblegum flavored. Delish!
    Today was another acclimatization day so we didn’t have to pack up our big duffels huzzah! Our shit is everywhere 😅😅

    Getting water organized is way harder the higher you go.

    Off we went for another fun climb. 😂
    We went from 14,400ft to 16,100ft in 2 hours.

    Today was hard. Had real issues breathing but not only that it was really cold but we were simultaneously also overheating. And then came the rain which made the whole experience quite miserable you normally do it for the views but there were none 😂
    Still in the damn cloud. Bit annoying, hopefully it does clear up.

    Me, Will and Anita went extra slow today.

    We were all fucking dying and our bloody Sherpa guide was so UNCHALLENGED he was clipping his fucking nails as he walked.
    I was busy hyperventilating. Maybe I’ll clip them next time 🙄

    Soooooo happy when we reached the top. We stayed there for about 20 mins and got some
    Pics.
    And back down we went.
    Ahhh,much better haha.

    We saw a vulture on the way which was cool.

    We have had our lunch and our daily nap. Have to pack our duffels tonight 😩

    Went down for dinner. Because it’s Anita’s birthday the sherpas organized a cake and present for her (beanie) they also each presented her with a traditional silk scarf thingo.

    The sherpas put tiger balm on our temples and noses to help with our colds and Anita goes:

    “They have banned that is some places actually because it’s made from real tiger”

    I can’t.

    How is she a person.
    Like, I like her but man is she painful!

    I’m not very hungry atm but trying to make myself eat.
    Decided to pack tomorrow morning which I will absolutely regret but can’t really do now cause my sleeping bag is out.
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  • Day9

    Dingboche

    September 12, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    Today was the first day I successfully closed my duffel bag without assistance.
    My morning fun also included a nose bleed.
    Off we went.
    It was an easy start today going downhill until we reached a bridge. The old one lay nearby destroyed us the 2015 earthquake.
    Then we went up up up. There is a lot of big boulders covered in white script.
    We eventually arrived at the Pangboche monastery, a stop a lot of people miss because you have to climb higher to reach it.
    Me and Will were super keen because it’s home to the famous Yeti skull.
    Pangboche is the oldest Sherpa village.
    The monastery was built in the 16th century.

    It cost 250 rupees to enter.
    Hated taking off my shoes my feet reeked!
    Inside wasn’t as nice as yesterday’s but it was still cute. Much smaller and less WOW factor but still had lovely artistry and paintings etc.
    the yeti skull and hand were in a locked box. Very cool. I don’t know if they have ever been examined (can’t check no wifi 😅) but I’d love to know more about them. The hand is huge and the head has fur rather than hair. They look like real bone to me 🤷🏼‍♀️
    Very cool. Wish we could take photos but at least my entry ticket which is in my written journal has a pic.

    We then had tea in a tea house just above. I gave a dog a few biscuits and it followed us for the next hour and a half to the next village. Haha
    There was also a ratty kitten, I would love to squeeze but it had yucky ears :(

    1.5hour walk to our lunch spot. For my hot drink today I had hot grape and really liked it.
    Our dog friend seemed to know some of the dogs and abandoned us to go play. 😍
    Today’s hike was my favourite, after lunch we then kept climbing but it was a gradual and not a suicide mountain.
    I did roll my ankle but my boots saved me.

    There were 2 sections of the trek that killed me. Due to falling rocks you had to be super quick to cross.
    COULD. NOT. BREATH. 😂
    We saw some wild yaks. The wild ones are fluffier.
    The river we have been following for day one finally and to a fork. The left side was being fed from island peak and the right was from the Everest glacier.
    I drank little water today cause I’m pretty sure my hand sanitizer got into my water supply when I clears the nozzle.

    We arrived!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    We are always, ALWAYS in the tea house furthest from the entrance gate.
    We had tea. (Love this system gets your fluids up)
    Got my sleeping bag out for the first time. Dinner then bed.
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  • Day443

    EBC Tag 6 : Nangkartshang - 5073m

    November 12, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -2 °C

    Wir hatten Glück im Unglück. Dingboche war von Anfang an als zweiter Akklimatisierungstag geplant gewesen. Ich bekam also zum denkbar günstigsten Zeitpunkt einen Geschmack was Höhenkrankheit bedeutet. Bei Mony haben die Medikamente schnell gewirkt, außer Kopfschmerzen hatte sie keine Symptome.

    Außerdem haben wir ein gutes vergleichbar warmes Zimmer. Es liegt direkt über der Küche und ist deshalb nicht so ausgekühlt wie die Zimmer bisher.
    Einmal abgelegt und tief durchatmen stellt sich auch bei mir Besserung ein. Am späten Abend schaffe ich es eine Suppe zu essen und schlafe schnell ein.

    Am nächsten morgen bin ich wieder top fit. Selbst davon überrascht schaufel ich ein riesen Frühstück in mich rein und wir starten zum für den Tag geplanten Gipfel. Die beste Akklimatisierung ist hoch keltern und tief schlafen. "Climb high sleep low".

    Wir gehen es langsam und vorsichtig an und schaffen es ohne Probleme bis Mittag auf den Nangkartshang-Peak 5073m.

    Test bestanden, es kann weiter gehen !
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  • Day443

    EBC Tag 5 : Dingboche - 4430m

    November 12, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ -3 °C

    Ca 10 km sind es heute. Konstant leicht bergauf. Anfangs machen wir gut Strecke, kommen schnell voran. Seit gestern fragt Bipin uns immer wieder "ob wir die Höhe merken". Zur Mittagspause keine Spur. In Südamerika hatten wir nie Probleme, nicht mal leichte Kopfschmerzen. Da gab es aber auch Kokatee und ohne es zu wissen hatten wir uns über Wochen perfekt akklimatisiert. Ein Umstand, der uns bisher nicht bewusst war.

    Auf knapp 4100 m fängt es an. Wir merken die dünne Luft. Das Laufen wird anstrengender und wir laufen langsamer. Ca. 1 H vor dem Ziel geht es dann los. Beide bekommen wir starke Kopfschmerzen und haben Probleme genug Luft zu bekommen. Wir fangen an die im Vorfeld gekauften Medikamente zu nehmen.

    Bei mir geht es dann trotzdem steil Berg ab. Die Glieder sind wie mit Blei gefüllt. Jeder Schritt wird schwerer als der davor. Die Kopfschmerzen sind bestialisch, der Rucksack wiegt auf einmal Tonne und die Kondition ist dahin.
    Das Hohen-maximum des Tages ist aber überschritten. Umdrehen macht kein Sinn. Ich schleppe mich also bis zum Teehaus und falle halb tot ins Bett.
    Ich kann nichts essen und muss mich konstant über geben. Die Messung meines Sauerstoff Levels ist überraschend gut.

    Trotzdem sind wir besorgt, Höhenkrankheit ist kein Spass und die ganze Aktion steht auf der Kippe.
    Die Gesundheit ist das Wichtigste und im Zweifelsfall müssen wir umkehren.

    Jährlich sterben auf dem EBC Treck geschätzt 5-15 Wanderer an den Folgen der Höhenkrankheit. (Eine genaue Statistik existiert nicht).
    Einige davon sind ohne Guide unterwegs, andere verstecken die Symptome und steigen trotzdem weiter auf.
    Auch in den zwei Wochen, in denen wir unterwegs sind verlieren traurigerweise zwei Touristen aus Frankreich ihr Leben.
    Das alles erfahren wir aber erst später.
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