Sitting in Namche

Hi all – here is the first update from the new sytem. We can now update the expedition blog using text messaging service to wordpress – great!  A hell of a lot cheaper than using a SAT phone and with mobile coverage in the Khumbu is now moderately cheap to do.

So it’s currently raining and we’re spending an acclimation day in Namche. It’s also Market day which means a bit more extra color to Namche Bazzar.  Being here in the Post-Monsoon is quite different than the pre-monsoon. For starters it’s quite warm and very very geen an d lush!

Matt and Winter have been enjoying looking around at all the sites but we’re all pretty keen to get higher up. Over the next few days we’ll be heading to Mong La, Doley, Macherma (rest day there) before arriving at Gokyo. The rain has been falling as snow from about 4800m so we expect that there should be a fresh banket around Gokyo lakes.

We’v got about 400kg of food / gear / tents etc to cart around with us and we’re busy sorting out Yaks and getting a few last minute (un) essential items whilst we’re still in Namche.

All the best