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Sep 15, 2012 - The Trek continues ...

Following day onwards and upwards! My thighs are killing me and I'm generally feeling achey! .. We go 2 hours straight, 1 hour down and then 600m straight up taking another 2 hours, lord help me.  The second leader, Blosch - spelt my name wrong on the first night so I have a new nickname 'Shayme'. And everyone on tour calls me by this!  Having left Namche the route was unbelievably beautiful but unfortunately it was too cloudy to see Everest! But there were woods, rhododendron forests (whatever that is), mini walls and suspension bridges...

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Sep 22, 2011 - Dingboche - Acclimatization

It is a tough night to pass. I have trouble sleeping, feeling restless for the most part. I wake up occasionally in an alarmed state gasping for air. There is a moment when I have to sit up straight, and just focus on breathing. After about an hour and a litre of water, I feel slightly better to be able to lie down again. These are classic symptoms of body struggling at altitude. Most nights on this trek have not been pleasant. Each night seems to be a series of weird bad dreams interrupted by bitter cold and an urge to pee. This night is...

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Everest Base Camp

Sep 21, 2011 - Dingboche

Waking up to a panoramic view of snow peaks remains a dream and we wake up to clouds. After some oat meal garnished with apples, we set out at around 7:30 am. Almost all the trekkers we met during the previous days start together – the Japanese, the Chinese, the Taiwanese, and the Americans. The trail descends from Tengboche and we walk along the valley. Suddenly the sky clears briefly and to our right we see Ama Dablam - this has to be one of the prettiest mountains I’ve ever seen. Starved for mountains, we click away. As we cross the...

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Everest Base Camp

Apr 3, 2011 - Casualties and deities

Namaste, I wrote yesterday that people seemed to be drop like flies when we finally reached Dingboche and this has really been brought home to us as someone has today been sent back down to Namche. According to our leader Dave, he was suffering from the early onset of HACO (High Altitude Cerebral Oedema - or fluid on the brain) and he couldn't put two words together. What has shocked us all is that he is our medic. Thankfully the other leaders Dave & Jen both have experience of high-altitude medicine so we are still being looked after but...

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Apr 2, 2011 - Dingboche

Namaste, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers reading this. Well, that is another boundary crossed as we are now at 4,400m (about 14,000 feet) and I feel much better surprisingly. For the first time since Phakding on Wednesday I've been able to drink from my water bottle without gagging for breath which has come as a huge relief. Lots of people are starting to feel the effects of the altitude (hopefully I have been there and done that) and have gone straight to bed. The accommodation here is much better than expected, seemingly a very...

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Oct 31, 2010 - Dingboche - end of the line

Well its Halloween and I feel a fright. Woke up feeling absolutely terrible and started vomiting again. I am so weak and tired and because of this I'm out of breathe, so I tearfully told Joss I couldn't go on - much to both our immense disappointment. If I can't breathe I can't walk and it will only get worse the higher the altitude. After begging Masci to let Joss go to Base camp and for me to stay behind at the tea house, he finally gave in. I needed to be released from the feeling of guilt as there was no escaping the feeling of...

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Oct 30, 2010 - Dingboche

Oh what a night. Managed to get a lot of sleep but frequently woke up. For the first time, was lovely and warm with extra blankets. The inside of my head was burning though due to the fact I've finally caught Joss' cold and a cold at 14,000ft is maximized by 14,000 as well. However, I still made an effort getting up on time and going for breakfast with the group. We started our acclimatisation walk up on of the surrounding mountains to Dingboche. I took about 4 steps and was once again having difficulty breathing from my tight chest. I felt...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Tengboche to Dingboche

Today was tough! After yet another sleepless, freezing cold night I awoke with a dry nose, sore throat and tight chest. After breakfast we headed out into the crisp mountain air dressed in nearly everything we bought. A layer of frost kissed the ground and Everest still stood tall and proud with a cloudless blue backdrop. We started our trek descending but I wasn't feeling well at all and started vomiting again. I'm not sure whether its altitude related or just sheer exhaustion and cold. I carried on even though I wasn't well but just took...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Dingboche

Today is a rest day. Hah, we know what that means - a grueling hike. I skipped the hike. My cough is not getting better, and I need a day of rest. Additionally, I had diarrhea for the 2nd morning. I think I need to change what I'm eating. All the food is vegetarian, alot of it fried, and they mix vegetables with potatoes, fried rice, fried noodles. The most common vegetable is cabbage. So, I'll skip the food with the cabbage. Tashi (our leader) assigned the youngest porter (16 years old) to stay at the lodge and monitor me for altitude...

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Apr 9, 2010 - Tangboche to Dingboche

Today we climb to Dingboche (4400 m). Before that we visited the monastery while the monks were praying. That was one of the coolest moments of this trip. After breakfast we started trekking, going down the ridge back to a river crossing (get redundant aren't I). The bridges here are steel and have huge cables supporting them. They are really high above the rivers (because the ones closer to the rivers get wiped out during the monsoons). I can't look down because I get dizzy. We have changed from a pine forest to spruce & fir. The...

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May 5, 2008 - Rest Day... time to tackle Nangkartsang Peak

Day 8: Dingboche, 4260m. The "cell", as Room 110 had become known, does have its advantages. It was a lot warmer since it was a small space. The Irish lads had a different approach to keeping warm, with all four of them in a dormitory-style room. I suppose there are some secrets that will never be revealed. What happens in Nepal, stays in Nepal. The snow had given way to beautiful wisps of steam in the dawn light, giving the ground we were wandering around appear to take on a surreal dry-ice stage effect. Well, it was another one of those...

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