New audio update from TA on Everest.
This is the text of TA’s audio message:
Hi this is TA and Marian calling in from my very own base camp tent, here at Everest base camp located very close to the Khumbu Ice fall in the Peak Freaks base camp at about 5340m. It has been a heck of a day, a big arduous walk for many, got in about midday, got tents set up, got some lunch from our amazing kitchen crew. You should see our amazing Sherpa staff, they are absolutely amazing in all the work they have done to transform the glacier into our home for the next two months. Some of the stone work, they have leveled platforms, the kitchen tent is absolutely amazing, we are marveling at their work, and humbled by their strength. Pretty excited to be here, big smiles all round as people realized their goal of getting to base camp as trekkers or getting to base camp to begin the climb as climbers, so big day, exciting day. 20 187 steps for me on the pedometer, about 3 hours of walking for the front end of the line about 5 hours of walking for the end of the line. Arduous day, gained some elevation coming in after a bunch of big trekking day in a row, I think it is about 13 for Marian and I, so well deserved rest here. At the monument I’m calling our tent the “Gong Show” in honor of my brother as we have all of us, plus all our gear in a 2 person tent, so it has been a fun time trying to get it all sorted. Thrilled to be here, feeling strong, managed to achieve goal number 1, which was to get to base camp healthy and strong, excited for a couple days rest and then the adventure continues. Love to everyone in Newfoundland from he Newfoundland crew, I took a bunch of pictures to celebrate our achievement of getting here. We will get you more info on how it is all going to unfold in the next few days. Thanks and have a great day, and don’t forget to “Step Up to the Summit Challenge” with the Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador website. Sign up your team for the challenge today at http://www.recreationnl.com/smallstepsbigresults. Get out there, get active, take some steps, and get out there and climb the mountain with me and the Peak Freaks crew.
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