april 2007
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A month in Tibet

30.apr.2007 @ 11:33
A bite of history!

After a crazy time in Kathmandu doing some shopping and visits, I specially enjoyed the Stuppa and meeting Dawa family. The only thing I'm disappointed is that I didn't get time to jump in the Pool that was just next to our room. (I really mean next). After a nice bus ride we reach the Chinese border where we can feel the authority, it's very unusual to have a Chinese women pointing you a gun like a thermometer straight toward you head, hopefully she wasn't scanning my brain!

Thanks to Dawa everything went perfectly. In Nyalam on the friendship highway, we hike around for the acclimatization, the nice view get from here and higher is just beautiful. Being close from the mountain and a peaceful place make me feel happier.

Rongbok Glacier Inn

Four days ago, it's a week that my girlfriend left for the Kumbu valley, just the time to loose the calendar notion. Since we are in BC we hike around some peaks and valley. My favourite is a frozen river with nice coloured rock wall on the side, I did some bouldering on an easy wall. So good to feel on holyday in a warm place!

My Mum's cakes have a great success it's impossible to avoid the eating, I need to sleep on them to insure they security!Now it's about 6 days we enjoy the base camp by sleeping, reading, eating , doing some laundry little walk, visiting Rongbuk monastery, and a friendly French expedition. I look forward to move a little up, feel more the mountain, and see how better we feel the altitude. Last time I had some strong headache during the night, but they disappear a soon I get down. Our sherpa has already bring tents and oxygen to 8300m the last days.

Tomorrow we leave for intermediate camp and than as for as possible, we need to keep an eye's on the weather, they predict snow and instabilities, the Lama calandar also!

Basecamp in the wind