Monday, April 16, 2012
Everest Base Camp
In the Everest Base Camp, at 5400 meters above sea level, the mountaineers of all over the world always meet in order to reach the top of the mountain after an acclimatization period that can last up to 2 months. The tents’ zone is established in a rocky area next to the glacier. Before the final ascent, each team makes a Buddhist ceremony to ask the gods for permission and protection to reach the top.
“Yesterday, it was another exciting day. We received Lama Ghese’s blessing. It is fantastic how, without understanding a single word, we were filled with energy with his prayers and laughing as the Tendi Sherpa was translating our words during the Pangboche ceremony. After lunch, the climate became really bad and we speed up our pace, or should we say, we suspended the stops so as to reach destiny as soon as posible since we were at 4000 meters.”
They add, “As soon as we can, we will send more images and news! Be aware that, even though we do not answer every message because of lack of connectivity or battery, we read them all!. Thanks a lot!
Drinking mate in the Himalayas
Fer and "El Pampa" in Namche Baza, Himalaya.