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Message from Gizzie (Garry)

March 7, 2012

Hi Lisa , Its my turn for the blog today:)) This morning we all woke to a white out , couldn’t see 5 metres in front of us ! We all walked down towards the river line along the side of mountains gradually coming past massive peaks pushing through the clouds . We spotted the Nepal national bird (the Daphe) it’s a most beautiful bird , we were very lucky to see it. We also we spotted a pack of vultures circling us L Walking through magnificent Forests and peaks we stopped for lunch after a very steep decent (sore legs) After lunch we prepared ourselves for our hardest ascent so far. It wound its way up and up and up, we saw the start of a river which was iced up,very cool!! . All of the boys hooked up their music for motivation up the mountain , it worked a treat , we all made it !!! Yeehaa !!!. The views from Tengbouche monastery were breathtaking .We entered the monastery and took pictures and gave them donations, the monks were amazed by our generosity. We then headed down into the valley towards camp Wow what a treat we saw a few musk deers and then crashed at camp with views of Everest
Ama Dablam (Mothers Necklace.) Kicked around the rugby ball that Mike bought along with our crew – they loved it. We also heard 2 avalanches in the early morning hours – awesome sound. All the best from the Rockstars. Gizzie (aka Garry)

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Val and John Hitchen permalink
    March 7, 2012 6:31 am

    Sounds awesome, you guys are certainly doing really well. Cant wait to see the photos

  2. Danielle Roberts permalink
    March 7, 2012 7:13 am

    Go Gazza and the boys

  3. Hans Ording permalink
    March 7, 2012 9:18 am

    Good to hear all is well & enjoying the trip. Keep safe guys, enjoy yourselves. Hans. Well done Blair.

  4. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 7, 2012 9:50 am

    woweeeeeeeeeeeeee go boys go x use ya music well to climb to ya base camp its so good we can get ya news so quickly just great to hear from ya gazza lots of love to ya all ol ma

  5. Damo permalink
    March 7, 2012 11:53 am

    Go gizz great work mate keep it up.rugby ball?? What about a sherrin mate.lol all the beast to all, thinking of you all everyday stay safe πŸ™‚

  6. Karen Boyne permalink
    March 7, 2012 4:16 pm

    It’s great to read your news. Hope the legs are holding out well. How are you coping with the altitude Blair? Much love. Aunty K.

  7. Tony Webber permalink
    March 7, 2012 6:46 pm

    sherpa snake tamer Tony is in ore, very proud. WOW!
    Looking forward to sharing experience over many Corona’s

  8. Tony Webber permalink
    March 7, 2012 6:47 pm

    Enjoy Boy George on those hard climbs Gazza. Be proud and sing out loud if the climbing get tough.

  9. Tracie permalink
    March 7, 2012 8:50 pm

    Sounds amazing and everything you boys were hoping for and more. I love coming in to my computer to read the blogs every morning. Keep them going.. Stay safe and enjoy every precious moment. Go Blair!

  10. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 7, 2012 9:38 pm

    come on boys x push right thru that pain barrier x get to ya next possie ok mateys go rockstars go supa doopa effort needed from now on up up x away yous all go lots of good vibes acomin your way from ya loved ones back home toodles ol ma wert OXOXOXOXOX

  11. Michael Cowling permalink
    March 8, 2012 5:01 am

    From the mob at Clemenger in Melbourne, good luck, good climbing, enjoy the experience.
    A lifetime of memories awaits.

    We are watching.

    Michael (The Flyer Ed.)

  12. Yvette permalink
    March 8, 2012 5:27 am

    Very cool to keep so up todate! Thanks guys. Keep safe and always look out for eachother.
    Blair you rock!!! Love Jim & Yvette in sunny NZ

  13. March 8, 2012 1:56 pm

    Hi Gizzie,

    Glad to hear that you guys finally made it. The dreams are came true. You rock! The real rock stars!!

    Keep on going mate.. You’ve inspired me…

    Cheers from your flying mate,
    Fikri, Jakarta

  14. Tania Robins permalink
    March 9, 2012 10:31 am

    Music to motivate during the climb is fantastic guys… go team.. go Gaz.
    Love Tan, Sonny & kids

  15. Damian permalink
    March 10, 2012 6:41 am

    Well done guys – awesome work – keep it up – enjoy the moment and come home safe – love the Flemings

  16. Lou Thomson permalink
    March 12, 2012 9:15 pm

    Big Gazza. Remember to breath. U are blessed to be able to visit this place and be enlightened by Mother Nature at her best. I am sure the dangers equal the beauty. You can do it…….Music brilliant . . .You guys are awesome. Enjoy life. Remember You Have Dealt With Snakes…….Love you….Weeze xxxxxx

  17. Lou Thomson permalink
    March 12, 2012 10:17 pm

    Boom Boom let me here ya say Wa Ohh – WA OHH !!!!!!! Go My Brother BIG GAZZA xx

    When it gets tough – THE HOGGIES GET GOING !!!!

    Giddee up xxx

    STEAK . . . . Thai classic

  18. Lisa Wellauer permalink
    March 14, 2012 3:23 am

    Hey Gary, Your blog sounds amazing! What an amazing, life changing experience!!!
    Just a little bit jealous… πŸ™‚

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