Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Everest Base Camp
No, the photo at your left is not the camp, just kidding! Robert took this pic a couple of days ago on one of the trails. Amazing scenery.
The 17,500 foot Everest Base Camp is actually quite luxurious. Robert reports that there are 4 dining tents, shower tents, a communications tent with computers, a recreation tent complete with movies and of course several necessaries tents. Robert also is delighted that the food quality is excellent. There are many support people involved in this expedition. The guides estimate the camp population at approximately 400.
These Sherpa guides have been preparing for the arrival of their group for several weeks. One of the projects they completed was a rock base for each tent. The rock layer adds extra protection from melting snow and ice. Robert has his own personal tent which is common in his group.
It is a 2 hour walk one way for internet service so Robert doesn't plan to make that trip often. We will continue to rely on the 2 minute satelite phone calls for updates.
Thanks for following along with me,