Day 9 Venturing out of Base Camp

After breakfast and a trek briefing the team ventured out of base camp and set off for their first acclimatisation trek. The  trek, up to 5,400 metres, will be the first part of the route that they will be taking to the intermediate camp before climbing to advanced base camp.

Miles Hayward said “ it was good to see the terrain, steepness and altitude. We started off with blue skies and lovely weather but that very quickly changed to snow”

Some of the routes that they took today were very narrow with steep drop offs and the team kept having to give way to yaks who were transporting kit for other people. This proved to be challenging.

Even though some of the challengers, who were feeling the effects of snow blindness and the altitude had to descend early today Jude McKelvey is feeling very positive, she said “ my experience so far has been very upbeat, I’ve really surprised myself to be honest with zero altitude problems. I seem to have a lot of energy but am very aware that could change (like the weather round here) in 5 minutes”

Simon Wright said “ It was a long walk today in difficult conditions”

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