5th May , 2012 - Back to Pheriche from Everest Base Camp

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WMS team at Everest Base Camp
WMS team at Everest Base Camp

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5th May , 2012 - Back to Pheriche from Base Camp

Today was a great day. We awoke at Everest Base Camp to lightly falling snow, without any real clearing. The tents and rocks were dusted with snow, and there was little wind. It was an entirely different setting than we had encountered. After another solid breakfast by the cooking crew, we departed EBC to begin our journey back to Pheriche. It remained overcast with light snow the entire day, which made for comfortable hiking as we retraced our steps. No question about it – it’s easier going down than up. We left four of our colleagues at Base Camp in their quest to reach Camp 2, which should occur 4 days from now. They’re excited and so are we. I’m particularly proud of “Ginger,” who persevered through her AMS and GI woes and has had a terrific two days. We miss our friends who needed to cut their experience short because of medical maladies associated with high altitude, but such things happen. The walk down was beautiful with snow covered rocks, the glacier to our left at the beginning, and the broad expanse of the valley leading into Pheriche. We were greeted again by “Dr. Rachel,” who is enthusiastic as ever about her work at the HRA clinic and life in general. That is the way to be. Although our group is now smaller, it remains enthusiastic and we will make the best of our remaining days on this trek and in Nepal.

Leaving EBC

Leaving EBC

 

Ann leaving EBC

Ann leaving EBC

 

Back from Base Camp

Back from Base Camp

 

Memorial stone of FamousBabu Chiri Sherpa

Memorial stone of FamousBabu Chiri Sherpa

 

Going back to Pheriche

Going back to Pheriche