October 21, 2013
We heard from Phil & the crew over the weekend, all is well! On Saturday the team put in a good 7 hours of walking through the rhododendron forests and up along the ridge that separates Nepal from Sikkim, ending at their campsite on the Nepal side at 12,200′. Perfect weather all the way.
Sunday morning they were rewarded with a view of the sunrise on Kanchenjunga (world’s 3rd highest mountain at 8586m), Jannu (7710m) and Makalu (8481m). With another 5 hours of hills and valleys under their belts they pulled in to the next camp at 13,000′ just in time for a well deserved rest.
Today will be a shorter trek through a wide valley with fantastic views all around.
Everyone is doing well!