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The Walking Begins

March 4, 2012
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Altitude is now being felt by all and pace has slowed off. One. Step. At. A. Time. is how we are climbing the steep sections. Namche bazaar is very quaint and is like stepping back 100 years. Lots of tea houses every few km’s selling just about everything. Very cheap and plenty of haggling going on. Porters doing an awesome job carrying about 50kg each. Which is just amazing! Staying here tomorrow to acclimatise as air is now quite thin. Food is great and plenty of it. Lots of potatoes rice lentils and variations of same. Some snow yesterday which was awesome for the walk up. It is close to 0 degrees most of the time and nights are below 0. It will get much colder now we into the mountains. We will climb past the tree line soon and will need all the gear we brought to stay warm! Scenery is amazing and the height and scale of the mountains cannot be explained or captured on film. They are HUGE! Everyone is fine and no injuries or problems.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tracie permalink
    March 4, 2012 10:43 pm

    It has truely begun, how exciting.. would love to see some pics when possible. I am sharing your blog with people at work and I reckon I am almost as excited as you guys must be… Tell Blair I said Hi and dont freeze your willie off! Katherine would not be impressed.. LOL Have a wonderful time all of you. Cant wait for the next entry. PS Enjoyed the lovely blog on film by Mike this morning when I came into work.

  2. Tash permalink
    March 4, 2012 11:36 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing!!! You guys are doing brilliantly! Loving all the texts and keeping us up to date – it’s like we are there with you! We are in spirit and heart so keep on going guys!!!! Take care of each other. xxxx

  3. Karen Boyne permalink
    March 5, 2012 4:05 pm

    Aunty K here Blair… following your blog and praying that you all achieve your goal in safety! What a tremendous experience. Much love.

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