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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


 Day 7-10 Dispatches

Day 10 April 5th - Dzugla: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Dzugla at 15,100feet today is the third day in a row we have had afternoon snow. We wake to beautiful blue skies and then the clouds roll in after lunch.

The hike was short today so everyone was able to climb into their tents once the weather rolled in. The climbers continued on past luboche where they plan to spend the next two nights. The trekking group will meet them there tomorrow.

Many new peaks came into view today. Taboche, Lhotse, and first glimpse of Pumore Pumore sits high above base camp and is a sight we will become accustomed to.

Day 9 April 4th Dingboche: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Dingboche. This has been the best rest day. Everyone has had the opportunity to wash some clothes and almost everyone had hot showers. The sun has been out most of the day and allowing us to see some amazing views. A few folks took a hike up a hill behind the village to see the vast views and to continue the acclimatization process. On the hike we learned the 5 colors of the prayer flags and what they represent. Blue is sky, red is fire, green is water, yellow is earth, white is wind and mountain. From the hike we were able to see Makalu Mt. one of the 14 - 8000 meter peaks. We were also able to see Island Peak one of the most popular trekking peaks.

We unfortunately have a few members of our group who are under the weather. They are doing their best to take it easy. At least we have a short hike tomorrow with only a 600 feet elevation gain. We are all learning fast that getting sick in Nepal is just something
you have to deal with, it is a small price to pay.

Day 8 April 3rd THYANGBOCHEL: first part of msg erased accidentally

Tomorrow we have a rest day in Dingboche to help the group acclimatize. Although we will have an optional hike scheduled to help with the acclimatization process. I imagine we will have folks taking showers and naps as well. I can definitely say the group is ready for a relaxing day in Dingboche.

Day 7 April 2nd Thyangboche 12,664: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Tangboche. After a well deserved rest day at Namche Bazaar. The group was ready to head back to the trail.

Before we got too far we visited the Sherpa Museum. We toured through a traditional Sherpa home and walked through the Sherpa hall of fame. We hiked 1000 feet down to the dudcozy river and hiked back up again 1400 feet traveling through beautiful rhodendron forest. During the hike the clouds settled, obscuring our views.  I would imagine we will be able to see some beautiful mountains in the morning.

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