An Everest update from the Summit Climb team from 6th May.
“Members Descend To Lower Villages While Sherpas Work Up High.
“9 of our Sherpas carried oxygen tanks to camp 1, in preparation for stocking c3 and c4.
“Our members are moving back down valley to villages of Lobuche, Dingboche, Pheriche, as far as Namche. They are wearing masks and social distancing.
“Why would you leave the comfort of basecamp and backtrack, reversing our original trek-in route? Like many things in life, seems there is more than 1 answer…(A) Its nice to breathe the oxygen rich air at lower altitude. Its good to be around green plants again. (C) Go sleep in a bed for a while. (D) Hang out in front of a toasty yak dung stove. (E) Eat different food. (F) Order any drink you want whenever you want. (G) Party with funnest people from your team and others. (H) Escape from base camp routine. (I) Experience Khumbu Sherpa hospitality. (J) Stand in a hot shower for 2 hours.”
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