Well, my hypothesis, that a visit to the Irish Pub would accelerate my recovery from the bug that I’ve had, proved to be correct! I woke up feeling better than I have in a couple of days. Still not 100% but my body feels better.

We had a leisurely morning and a great breakfast. Before we left the tea house, the owners held a Nepali ceremony to bless our expedition and entire team. We each received a Kata, ceremonial scarves, to bring us good fortune. It was a very special experience. 

Picture of the Ceremony.

Ang Phurba Sherpa, our Sirdar (Head Sherpa and Certified Badass)

After the Ceremony, the two father/son teams decided to take a different route to Khumjung to visit the Hillary Memorial, a Memorial for Sir Edmund Hillary, his wife and his daughter. It was a great light acclimitization hike up to about 13,500 feet with some great views.

The Father/Son teams, Randy and Anders Christofferson and the Stenderup’s.

Anders, Geoff, and Dad on the ridge to the Hillary Memorial.

View of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from the Hillary Memorial.

After taking some time at the Hillary Memorial we descended to Khumjung (12,300 ft), where we will spend the night. We weaved through the small farms, which Dad was very interested in, and dodged yaks, until we reached our tea house. 

Yak taking a rest in Khumjung.

We got settled in at the tea house about an hour ago and now it’s time to go get some coffee! 


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