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Gorak Shep & Kala Patar

sunny 1 °C

It was 1.5 C in our room this morning, but the sun was up and not a cloud in the sky.

After arriving at Gorak Shep we rested an hour before heading up to Kala Patar. What a hike up, 300 meters elevation gain, and almost straight up. We made it in an hour and a half. We saw two avalanches on the way up.

What a view of Everest and Lhotse from the top of Kala Patar at 18,200 ft., not to mention all the other mountains all around us. You could also see base camp form there. We were lucky as clouds rolled in after we started our descent.

Mark & Adam, we now hold the Brancaccio record for highest mountain climbed!

We had a nap when we got back and then had tea when we woke up. Dr Kami was testing us with the oxygen-pulse meter. Most people we in the low 70's, Chris was 79 and Sarah was 86 oxygen level. Sarah was usually the same as our Sherpa guide Lhakpa's!

Posted by Brancaccio trek 04:13 Archived in Nepal

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