October 23, 2017
Harry and Austin checked in from Chukkung overnight to let us know the Team is doing great. It was a nice weekend spent in Pheriche (14,340 ft), where the Team took an acclimatization hike up the ridge to get views of Ama Dablam and Lhotse, and visited the HRA clinic to hear more about altitude and signs of AMS. From Pheriche, the trail becomes a bit narrower and rugged up to Chukkung, but the views keep getting better.
“The Team is doing great and everyone is excited to trek up Chukkung Ri in the morning,” said Austin. Climbing Chukkung Ri will be the final group excursion before the Teams split off and say their goodbyes. In a couple days, Austin will head over to Ama Dablam Base Camp and the 3X3/2X2 will trek over Khongma La (18,320 ft). The Khongma La is the “high road” over to Lobuche. First thing is first – Chukkung Ri tomorrow!
All is well in Nepal.