Epic Everest Update #7

Epic Everest Update #7

Rest day in Dingboche, 22 April

Written by Brad Horn on Tuesday, 22 April 2014. Posted in News from our guides in the field

22 April: Today was a rest day at Dingboche. This is somewhat a misnomer however. During rest days we don’t stay stationary. Rather, we try and climb high for a couple of hours and then come back to sleep lower. In the morning after breakfast we climbed a small peak, Nangazung, to the back of the Teahouse where we are staying. Nangazung stands at 5000 metres. In the wider world at 5000 metres this is quite a peak however in the Himalayas it is baby. Probably better descrgroibed as a “hill”.  The climb offered some incredible views to Ama Dablam and Makalu in the distance to the north. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world.

Tomorrow we are off to Lobuche. We have two more nights on the trail (after this one) before we get to base camp.

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Brad Horn

Brad Horn

By design and desire, a professional adventurer, Brad’s passion is wild and natural places.  This passion was nurtured growing up on a cattle station in Western Queensland and as an Australian Army Officer.  Brad then spent six wonderful years living in the African bush operating safaris.  Brad has developed enduring relationships with the best tour and resort operators around the world.  This network of contacts, combined with his extensive hands-on experience, ensures Epic Private Journeys delivers on an unrivalled experience.

Brad continues to guide select private groups to Africa throughout the year.

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