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Base camp: 2 days away

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Thursday–April 7

Made it to Lobuche Village.  One of the most technically demanding peaks is located here, Loboche East. There are several small “summits” en route to this peak as well as, ice slopes and pretty steep sections with deep snow. This mountain stands at 20,075 feet [6,119 meters]. The village is at 16,000 feet [4,877 meters], which is higher than anything in the continental USA. Click on the map and you’ll see the relationship of the peak to the village of the same name. Notice that our base camp is getting closer.

Luboche Village

This place feels remote though during the trekking season, it can get very busy in April-May. Temps this time of year are close to freezing, but during the off season, this place is brutally cold and windy. A few very hardy souls stay here off season for maintenance work. From here, our team will make the 2-day trek to Base Camp at 17,500 feet [5,334 meters].

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Written by mmsummits7

April 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Posted in Mountaineering

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  1. Dear Mike,

    Wishing you the very best in your quest to climb Mt. Everest,good health and a safe journey. Enjoy reading your messages and are following your blog.

    St. Germain Clients Bill & Marilyn Hoye

    Bill & Marilyn Hoye

    April 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    • Thanks much! Can feel the effects of altitude and remind myself to take it easy. Doing well and still focused!

      mmsummits7

      April 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm


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