Lobuche – Gorak shep- Everst Base camp
AMS = acute mountain sickness. Have known a lot about it, have seen it and now experienced it personally! Not a nice experience but very educational. If there is ever going to be a next time, I’ll know the warning signals I’m sure. So the morning we were heading to EBC I had no appetite and did not eat. I was feeling sick but decided to walk at least up to Gorak shep at 5140. And I did. We were supposed to have lunch there but I vomited instead. Tried to drink hot chocolate, hot lemon and water but vomited after each cup. After 2 hours I still wasn’t feeling any better so we decided with Mingmar it was best to go down to Lobuche. There I wasn’t feeling any better, did not eat and drunk only a little to avoid further vomiting. We discussed about going still lower but it was getting dark and also I wasn’t feeling too strong. So we slept at Lobuche. During the night I was neither better nor worse and still couldn’t eat in the morning. So Mingmar took me down to Periche at 4200 and we went to see the doctor straight away. The volunteer English doctor thought I was fine to stay at this altitude, no need to go lower. He told me to drink a lot, of course… So I was left alone with my porter Dover to spend the following 4 days on my own, just waiting for the rest of the team to summit and come to come here after that.