EVEREST EXPEDITION-2014 (SPRING)
I’m returning to Mount Everest Expedition for my 11th times!
Dear all friends and well wishers from around the globe,
Group consisting of three Argentinian (Laly, Ulises and Pablo) are safely landed in Kathmandu after their long flight journey from Buenos Aires. We are working on rechecking all our gears, foods and finally will be doing some cultural visit in Kathmandu before we head for the Everest this Wednesday.
I have got the news from our Sherpa at the Everest Base camp who already been there since a week ago, saying that the camp is almost ready and that they are waiting for the ice fall doctor to approach the route fixing to camp so that they can start going to camp 1 and drop some camp one loads in advance.
We are going to take about 12 days to reach the base camp with perfect acclimatization day, trekking and with some rest during the approach. Since Laly and Ulises just been to the Aconcagua before they came here i m pretty sure that they will acclimatize fast, but since our project is huge we want to be careful and take it easy before the base camp ( sleep well, eat well, drink well and feel well).
Since we will have the internet at base camp, we will be updating more news from the higher elevations, so keep on following us, and all of your wishes and prayers are highly appreciated.
I m super happy to work for this team and i want to thank Fernando Grajales Expedition for his first organisation of Everest climb!
“We have finished our shopping and packing and I’m sending those cargo to Lukla tomorrow morning two days before we get there.
After all the busy hours for two days, we took a chance to visit this Boudha temple which is known as one of biggest Buddhist temple in the world.
As it was dark moon day today, there was couple thousands of people making a tour of temple. We also prayed for our successful Everest journey, we prayed for us and for all the rest of the teams for their safe and successful climb.
I will be posting every new updates in the gap of 2 or 3 days or depending on the possibility of internet.
Here is our team, Mrs Laly our most respected and strong client from buenos aires, myself, Ullieses Corvalan a lead guide for Fernando Grajales Expedition, Mendoza Argentina and Pablo Fortunato in red t shirt who is the rugby player as well as a best Aconcagua Base camp manager for Grajales.net.
In addition we have two more Sherpas who are waiting us at Everest Base camp. Keep checking upcoming news updates, thank you all.
We had a lovely fly to Lukla and received all our gears on time with no delay. We met and introduced with team of our porters and divided two groups of porters (one group going with us and another going directly to EBC). We had wonderful hike to Phakding and spent so nice first night on the Everest trial.
Finally we arrived at Namche Bazar which is situated at 3444m from sea level and Laly, Ulisses and Pablo are in good shape, good job all of them for their great work yesterday. Today is our rest and acclimatizing day. Afternoon is pretty cloudy and cold but we have been spending great time over here with good food, comfortable beds, hot shower, great coffee and meeting with lot of other trekkers and climbers!
From tomorrow we wont have enough possibility to use the internet but for sure when we get the chance we will definitely share the news with you.
News Updated from Namche Bazar.
News updated: From Pheriche
We enjoyed wonderful trek from Namche to Pheriche. We enjoyed wonderful trek and visit including the Khumjung village and Hillary founded school at Khumjung, tyangboche monastery and then so importantly the puja and blessings of Lama Gyeshi at Pangboche was one of the most important activity for us.
Lama Gyeshi is a most important lama of the khumbu region specially for every mountaineers and Trekkers for the Everest region.
From my beginning of the Everest expedition I have passed through his monastery and each time I received his precious blessings and that I truly believed that it always worked huge the Lama Gyeshi’s blessings.
Importantly we all the Sherpas and Buddhist believe that the mountains are very sacred and local protector deities so that this also the second reason why we visit Lama because he performs the important serkyim (liquid offerings) to the deities.
After lovely puja and visit of lama, we finally reached the Pheriche at an elevation of 4200m yesterday and today we hiked upto 4700m and returned the hotel in Pheriche for relax.
Uli, laly and Pablo are doing well and enjoying the warm dining and lovely food at Himalayan Hotel in Pheriche.
We are in Everest Base camp in two days!!!