|15th February, 2012 - Everest Base Camp|
We wake up and the first thing we do is looking outside. It is very cloudy so that doesn't make us happy at all. Because we are short in time we decided yesterday we would skip Basecamp and go to Kala Pathar because there we would have a better view over all different mountaintops incl. Everest but when it is cloudy and snowing there is nothing to see. We start early anyway up to Gorak shep and will decide what we will do when we get there. It is not a very hard trail but the weather, snow and wind, make it a tough road. After about 2 hours we arrive at Gorak Shep and it is clear that Kala Pathar is useless at that point because of lack of view so we decide to go to basecamp although that is a bit further and will make the whole trip for the day longer as well because the plann is to head back to Periche for the night.