Daily Dispatches

Title: Everest Expedition 2008 Spring

31 March 2008: Hiking up to Nangakarsang Peak...

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Sunny and clear again tie morning. Only light flurries during the night, so the ground at Dingboche is clear. Light wind as usual in the morning. We had breakfast and I prepared for a hike with Mingmar. Both Terri and Chet decided to take advantage of the rest day and pass on the acclimatization hike up Nangakarsang Peak (5,083 meters).

Mingmar and I left at 9 AM from Dingboche (4,350 meters). We reached the top of Nangakarsang Peak at 10:15 AM. On the way up and at the top we had great views of Ama Makalu and Cho Oyu. We could also see the trail to Chukhung, which is where we will go tomorrow. Much of the trail on to Imjatse (Island Peak) was also visible. We took some pictures and headed back to our lodge in Dingboche. We were back down before 11 AM and took a break before lunch.

Mingmar, Chet and I walked over to Pheriche after lunch to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post. We got to see their HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) and HACE (high altitude cerebral edema) presentation. Since there is no electrical power at Dingboche we have no way rot charge the laptop. At Pheriche we were able to charge in up and transmit our write-ups and pictures for the 30th and 31st.



We will not send anymore write-ups and pictures until our acclimatization climb of Island Peak. When we come back through Pheriche on April 6th or 7th. We will try to transmit all write-ups and pictures for April 1st to 6th or 7th at that time. If that does not work out our next transmission will be from base camp on April 9th or 10th.

At base camp we will have plenty of power to keep up with the cybercast and our emails.