Thursday, 5 February 2009

Everest - take 2!

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote on this blog saying that I should be off to Everest at the end of March. Well as most of you know due to the problems in Tibet that trip did not take place. The good news is that it is all systems go for this year.

My approximate itinerary is as follows:

29 March Arrive Kathmandu (1,317m)
30 Kathmandu
31 Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m) – Phakding (2,610m)
01 April Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
02 Namche Bazar – Khumjung (3,780m)
03 Khumjung
04 Khumjung – Tengboche (3,860m)
05 Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410)
06 Dingboche – Lobuche (4,910m)
07 Lobuche
08 Lobuche
09 Lobuche – Everest BC (5,140m)
10 Everest BC

11 April – Everest Climbing
29 May Everest Climbing

30 May Everest BC
01 June Everest BC – Lobuche
02 Lobuche – Pangboche (3,930m)
03 Pangboche – Namche Bazar
04 Namche Bazar – Lukla
05 Lukla – Kathmandu
06 Kathmandu
07 Depart Kathmandu

I will write to this blog and post pictures as often as I can but this is unlikely to start before 10th April when I am due to reach Base Camp.

Happy reading and i look forward to your comments.


kim said...

It's been a long time in the planning but it is almost upon us now. We will be following your every footstep and counting the days until you come back. Much love K, H & S X

Colin said...

Good luck with your climb. I will be following it from your blog!

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simon said...

Well Chris I am sure you will be ready by now. We will be following your trip with much interest from the comfortable surrounding of home and look forward to sharing our own good news before long. Good luck, have fun and be safe.

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Linh said...

Cheering you on Chris. We're following you all the way and can't wait to read your posts. P,L,J x

Tina said...

Good Luck again! love t

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Anne P Smith said...

Thinking of you each day as your days get colder our weather gets warmer! Take care. Lots love MUM

spraggsy said...

hi mate i am checking the blog site daily to see that your ok....we are all routing for you...i am looking forward to seeing a picture of that flag on the summit..oh and just think about that juicy steak and glass of red thats waiting for you, in the meantime i will keep sampling the above to confirm its up to your standards!! p.s. i still think your a fruitcake!!!