He knows no fear!

My trip to Mount Everest, Nepal in 2010 – part 9

Today was the day we trek to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft).

The way to the EBC was clearly marked!

I was very excited to be on the last leg to the EBC after over a week on the road now.

I made sure that I followed the signs.

My luggage Yak was carrying my peanuts and Pringles supplies.

My faithful luggage Yak accompanied me all the way to EBC.

The path to the EBC was well trodden with the many tourists whom came here.

The path was easy going.

It was very cold and the air was thin, I had to walk very slowly because of the thin air.

I was glad that I had my wooly hat and scarf on.

Contouring along the valley side, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble.

The terrain became icy and hard going.

All around us was frozen ice.

The terrain was frozen ice.

The trek was slow.

I was enjoying the views.

Eventually Everest came into view.

Everest is the peak at the back of this picture behind the ridge line.

I asked my Sherpa guide to take a photo of me against Everest.

Me posing in front of Everest.

We began to see the Khumbu Icefall.

We saw the icefall at the foot of Mt. Everest.

As we got closer we saw the tents that made up EBC.

The tents came into view.

After about 3 hours we will eventually reach base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall.

We were almost at the end of our trek.

I was almost at EBC after ten days on the go. Find out tomorrow in the last installment of my travel blog on how I became the FIRST cuddly toy to conquer Everest and set a record for cuddly toys achievement.

To be continued….

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2 responses

  1. Trip looks awesome. Pictures are great too 🙂

    March 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    • Thank you. I am proud to be the first cuddly toy to visit Everest! Prehaps you have an adventurous cuddly toy too that would like to do this trek? Or does your cuddly toy stays in your bedroom sitting idle!

      March 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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