from Namche to Phortse

January 15, 2015

Our team trekked today from Namche to Phortse.  We had spectacular weather and a spectacular view.  There have been some recent snow storms so much of the trail was muddy, snowy, and icy making the walk a bit more treacherous than usual.  We had tea at Kanjoma and lunch at the Mong La before reaching Phortse at about 4:15 this afternoon.  There was a group at the entrance of Phortse to greet us.We’re getting settled into our guest houses this evening.  Several of us will go over to the ice climbing area tomorrow to look at conditions and finalize preparation for our 2-day instructors’ workshop.

Now that we’re getting established in Phortse and will soon get into our normal schedule I should be able to write more frequently and more fully.

All the best,


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