Gokyo

Gokyo
September 29, 2017

Dear Family & Friends:

Today was our rest day in Gokyo.

Micah climbed Gokyo Ri mountain in the morning. The rest of us rested, except for Jeff and Alex who worked hard with filming, editing and interviews. Everyone is AOK.

Tomorrow, at 6:30 am, we fly to Base Camp to join Noel and our four Sherpas. We are all really excited.

This will be my last email post as we will not have internet services at BC or on the mountain. I will be filing audio reports with my satellite telephone, so stay tuned for those reports. Sadly, no more photos, so please enjoy this last batch.

Bill

Our beloved Porters-their amazing work is done
Our beloved Porters-their amazing work is done
Young child carrying a load on the trail. Everyone in the family pitches in! Show this photo to your children when they complain about cleaning their room
Young child carrying a load on the trail. Everyone in the family pitches in! Show this photo to your children when they complain about cleaning their room
Tenzing, our especially beloved Porter. He is deaf and can't speak. He mutters sounds just like Ollie. He carried over 50 kg of weight on his back, more than the other porters. He is over 60 years old
Tenzing, our especially beloved Porter. He is deaf and can’t speak. He mutters sounds just like Ollie. He carried over 50 kg of weight on his back, more than the other porters. He is over 60 years old
Sonam, our Guide
Sonam, our Guide
Gokyo
Gokyo
Micah at Gokyo Lake 3
Micah at Gokyo Lake 3
Gokyo from the summit of Gokyo Ri
Gokyo from the summit of Gokyo Ri
Micah on the summit of Gokyo Ri
Micah on the summit of Gokyo Ri
Another photo of Tenzing
Another photo of Tenzing

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14 thoughts on “Gokyo

  1. That’s a great story about Tenzing. Great pix. Did a double-take with Micah’s foto as he first seemed to have no legs (on my iPad screen), LOL. Best wishes to you and the team as you ascend above internet range!
    K;-)

  2. Thanks for all the newsy updates Bill! Thoroughly enjoying all of the stories and the outstanding photos, and looking forward to audio reports from your mountain!

    ALL the very best to you and the whole team,
    Such an amazing endeavour!

    Take care ( um, obviously) 🙂

    Sincerely,

    Judy Petersen

  3. Thanks to Paul (Hingham, MA) for the conversion…he must have been thinking the exact same thing as I was, when I saw the 50 kg load post… as I have a scary chronic back problem, I literally shuttered when I was converting that amount in my head..yikes…

    Bill, may God be with you and your entire crew, both those on the ground/climbing comrades…I pray for a safe ascend and descend. I will be listening to your audios , along with the others following you.

  4. Wishing you the best again on another exciting adventure. You are truly remarkable. We enjoy all your pictures, they bring the climb to life for the rest of us. May God bless you and keep all of you safe.

  5. Beautiful pictures Bill and everything going good you are in our prayers and will be anxiously waiting to see next pictures As always your pictures and messages makes us feel like we are all right there with you. the Pearson Family

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