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Oct 31, 2016 - Poslední dny v civilizaci

Vstáváme po sedmé, dáváme snídani a míříme dal. Čeká nás cesta do Namche Bazar, které je uz ve výsce cca 3450 metru. ‎Cesta je podstatně lepsí a hezčí nez včera. Vesniček je uz min, takze jdeme více přírodou. Cesta vede podél řeky, kterou několikrát krizuje. Přes řeku se chodí přes zavěsené mosty, které jsou i více nez 50 metrů nad řekou. Pokud jde po mostě více lidí, docela se rozhoupe, takze se na nich nedá moc dobře chodit. Navíc "zabradli" není nijak vysoké, takze přecházení mostu je velice nepříjemné. Na tom nejvyssím jsem nebyl ani...

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May 15, 2013 - Day 17 Thamo to Namche

Namche 3445m 1.5 hour I awoke at 5:30am to a beautiful view of the sun rising over the mountains, and I had slept through for 8 hours!!! We had breakfast at 6:30am and were on the trail by 7:30am. Bikesh said we would be in Namche in about 2.5 hours. I left first with Ishower and Tshiri to get a head start. We were singing to Shakira’s ‘This one is for Africa’ at the top of our lungs. Even one of the local cows bawled at us which brought more giggles from the guys. We made good time and after an hour we stopped for a quick break. Tshiri had...

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May 4, 2013 - Day 6 Namche

3445 – 3900m 3 hours up to Panorama Lodge It is 5am and the sun is just peeking over the Himalayan giants that surround Namche. Crows are cawing and I hear a rooster or two announcing the arrival of morning. Today is an acclimatization day so we are heading up the hills behind us to Syangboche at 3900m. Here there is a gravel landing strip for small cargo aircraft and helicopters. We meet for breakfast at 6:30am and are on the trail by 8am. We meander on the trails above our teahouse and before long we are looking far down to Namche. We...

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May 3, 2013 - Day 5 Jorsale to Namche

3445m 2.5 hours What a great night’s sleep – almost 9 hours! It must have been the soothing sounds of the Dudh Kosi River rushing past the teahouse. Breakfast was another cozy ‘family affair’ in the kitchen. We took our time and left around 8am for Namche. Following the Dudh Kosi (Milk River) for the most part we then started climbing up the never ending switchbacks that will take us up 600m to the bustling valley hub of Namche Bazaar. Encountering scores of returning hikers, countless yaks and the odd donkey/burro the journey went by...

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Apr 1, 2013 - Home

I made it home about 7:00 this evening, about 60 hours, I think, from when I first noticed the blood in my urine. I am physically and mentally exhausted. I am still wishing I was on the mountain with the rest of the gang, but I must confess my bed is looking pretty appealing right now. I have not heard if Viki has started a journal, but Mary sent me this link for Chris' blog. Chris is Viki's old English friend who has done this trek before. She is also a good egg. Check it out. http://ruggedtales.wordpress.com/ keep in mind that the team is...

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Mar 31, 2013 - Hong Kong airport

It is 10:00 AM and I am at the Hong Kong airport. Not surprisingly, it is huge. I left Kathmandu on a Dragon Air flight last night at 11:30 Kathmandu time. The flight to Hong Kong was four hours and the plane was, again, packed. I was fortunate to have an aisle seat. I have a five hour layover before boarding a United flight to Chicago for 15 hours. Yuck!!. But, then a short flight to Lexington and home. As they say in Breathitt County, when it comes to Kathmandu, " you can't get there from here". I am receiving some reports from the...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Being sent down the mountain

Unfortunately, this looks like my last posting. I found a considerable amount of blood in my urine and the IMG powers that be are afraid to let me continue until I can get things checked. They are almost as unhappy with the situation as I. The smart money says I have just stressed myself the last few days and my kidneys have let some blood into my system. But there is a possibility of other issues such as kidney stones and it is relatively easy to medevac me out from Namche and much more difficult as we go further up the mountain. It is...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Back at Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

I am back in room at Hotel Tibet waiting for an ultrasound in the morning at 9:30. The urine test showed a lot of blood. This was not a surprise for me, but it also showed some crystals which may be indicative of a stone that might, or might not, still be luring around. The amount of blood was more than the doctor would have expected if the problem was just exertionally based I was very frustrated that Peter and Justin felt that they had to send me down, but it was the smart play. If I had gone any further up the mountain and had a problem,...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Flight from Namche

Sunday Morning 5:30AM I was in too foul a mood last night to report of trip from Namche to Kathmandu by helicopter.. It was, shall we say, an interesting experience. After I got the news of my eminent departure, I went up to my room to pack. I was given 30 minutes because the clouds were starting roll in and it was beginning to rain. it was get out now or wait until the next day. Peter did not want to wait just in case i had a serious problem. Packing up was a difficult chore. I was surprised how emotional being forced from the mountain had...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Going home

Kathmandu Sunday noon Well, it is official. I am having to head home. Two kidney stones, one on each side. Small enough to potentially pass on their own. One slightly less than 7mm, and and the other slightly less than 6mm. The doctor thinks , considering the blood in the urine, that I should get on home as soon as I reasonably can. So, I am now booked on a flight from Kathmandu tonight at 11:30. So ends a great adventure. This a magical place with wonderful people. I encourage everyone to put Nepal and the Everest Base Camp trek on your...

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Mar 30, 2013 - The Flight off the Mountain

Kathmandu 5:30 AM Sunday I was in too foul a mood last night to post about the flight from Kathmandu. It was an interesting experience. After I was given the final word on my imminent departure, I was sent to my room to to pack up. I was only given 30 minutes because it was raining and the the clouds were coming in. I was surprised how emotional being sent off the mountain had made me. I tend to not get that way. Justin had to have my credit card information for the helicopter people. I have medical evacuation insurance, but the chopper...

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Mar 29, 2013 - An Amazing Story

I have mention Viki (it turns out I have been misspelling her name)i, the Brit, several times in previous posts, including yesterday when she was suggesting I slow down my pace a bit. Viki is attempting to climb everest for the first time. She is always cheerful and encouraging to the rest of us on the trail. She seems to be living the dream. While I was trailing her yesterday I learned a bit more about her, and it was a startlingly inspirational story. I am going to try and get it right, because I am not sure I have ever heard such a story...

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