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Friday, 17 October 2014

Pheriche-4,371 m (14,340 ft)

Peak Freak members are all checked-in at the lodge in Pheriche.

 They are doing well, just a couple headaches due to the rise in elevation today.  This is considered normal at this point in time of their itineray. To help eleviate their headaches and to push the their bodies into acclimatizing, they will rise above the village tomorrow to approximately 300m/1000m to  the top of a non-technical peak. After lunch in on top and hanging about and shooting photos, they will return to Pheriche to sleep. The "climb high-sleep low" rule for proper acclimatization practices. 

You can read more information on Acute Mountain Sickness- AMS, click on the link.

Day after tomorrow they move up to their Island Peak base camp and settle into the comforts of life on a major mountaineering expedition. Private sleeping tents, great meals, warmth and begin workshops on various aspects of mountaineering.

Our Everest Base Camp trekkers will join in on the fun before moving up to Kala Pattar and the Khumbu ice-fall.

Tengboche Monastery with  Everest and surrounding mountains.
Provided by: Craig Falkenhagen

1 comment:

  1. Excellent news indeed. Thank you Becky for the great blog. Having spent some time with Tim I know how professional and safety conscious he is. John is truly in the best of hands