Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 4

Now we were all suitably acclimatised to being at altitudes our blood oxygen levels generally wouldn't approve of we clambered back up the steps to the prayer wheel and carried on going before descending into the valley. Yep. Descending. Oh man, there are few things more soul destroying walking downwards when you know your ultimate [...]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 3

It was cloudy when we rocked up to Namche Bazaar and you do kinda forget where you are when it's cloudy then this morning we woke up to this view. Oh hello, gorgeous tiny mountain town! Namche is pretty much the last place you can get cash out, change money, or eat meat without the [...]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 2

After yesterday's relatively chilled stroll downhill, today was pretty much when we were somewhat brutally reminded that the majority of this trek would be of the upwards persuasion as we made our way from 2640 to 3440 metres. To be fair though our general pace could be described as more of a shuffle than an [...]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Day 1

Lukla is probably the world's most dangerous airport. The runway is 527 metres long which is essentially two tenths of fuck all in actual real life runway terms and it slopes at a 12% gradient because if it didn't, shit would crash. There's no margin for error, you can't just decide halfway through landing that [...]