Lobuche to Gorak Shep

Today was a big day.

We trekked from Lobuche up the Khumbu glacial moraine to Gorak Shep.

Later we climbed to the summit of Kala Patthar (18, 514″).  The summit provided amazing views of Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the entire Khumbu glacier.

There is no cell service in Gorak Shep so I am getting this post out by satellite and will update with pictures in the next day or two.

Tomorrow we arrive to Everest base camp!

  6 comments for “Lobuche to Gorak Shep

  1. Angie Cook
    April 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Jim. Angie Cook here, another Jefferson Saint from Colorado. Doubt you know me. I was between you and Buck age wise. Anyway thanks to you and these posts I’ve been following along your epic journey. I’ve become so intrigued with Everest and have watched countless hours of youtube videos. Just prior to seeing your info posted someplace on Facebook I watch a news report of 2 guys from Colorado who will attempt without Oxygen this year. It’s not such a small world after all…. Are all of the camps the same, and on summit day you just take a different path? Or is there a base camp for the south and one for the north? And you’ll be on the south route right? Godspeed my new found friend. You will get me closer to Everest than I ever thought imaginable (and I prefer from the comfort of my Colorado home). Many blessing heading your way. Looking forward to each new day and post.

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Angie! There are several climbers this year who will go for the summit without bottled oxygen. It is an amazing undertaking! Fun to know that two of the climbers are from Colorado. The north and south side routes have completely different approaches and camps, but the same objective! The north side begins in Tibet and is more difficult high on the mountain due to more exposure and longer periods of time at high altitude. I am climbing from the south through Nepal where the most challenging technical section of the mountain is encountered early in the Khumbu Ice Fall. Thanks for following along!

  2. Staci Colovos
    April 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    The long awaited tomorrow! We savor the anticipation the for you. Enjoy your arrival.

  3. clint bucher
    April 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I am so enjoying following your trek. Thanks so much for these posts. Continuing to pray for your safety and the safety of all with you.

    • james.lumberg@me.com
      April 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you, Clint. I’m so happy that you are following along. Thanks for checking in and for your prayers. Jim

  4. Eleanor Cavanagh
    April 11, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Hi Jim, more good wishes from Springfield. I am Katy’s mom, all caught up in your progress and wishing you a happy successful climb. Eleanor Cavanagh

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