Hi blog followers, It's Sue, David sister. Given we haven't heard anything from the team we can assume no Wifi in the village of Dingboche (4410mt). It's here they will spend two nights, with today being an acclimatisation walk up to a village called Chhukhung (4730mt) before descending back down to Dingboche for another night. As far as steepness goes, today's walk is relatively "easy" with a gradual climb over a couple of hours. I use the term "easy" because it would be if you were at sea level. Given they are now above 4400 metres it certainly won't be an easy walk, but more a necessity to help their bodies acclimatise to higher up with their next stop tomorrow at Lobuche (4940mt). David did manage to forward me a photo yesterday from their lunch stop.
2017 EBC blog...
Welcome to the 2017 EBC trip blog.
David will update and post the progress of the team from their departure out of Melbourne to their slog up to Everest Base Camp at 5,545m amsl and then their safe descent and recovery back down.
Feel free to access this blog and drop them a comment during their trip. Depending on the availability of WIFI on the way up, the team will be rapt to hear from you.
David & Sue
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