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November 4, 2010 8:13 am

The flight back from Lukla was mainly over low-ish mountains, which are all farmed. These Himalayan foothills are as steep and rugged as any mountain in the UK, but farmers have terraced every possible square metre so they can grow crops. It’s quite a sight, and makes you think how hard some people are prepared… Read more

Return to Lukla

November 3, 2010 3:07 pm

Namche Bazaar was our first taste of civilisation as we returned down the valley towards Lukla, and we finally had flushing toilets for the first time in over two weeks. There was still no hot water, but even a tap with running cold water was an improvement on recent nights. Waking up, it was great… Read more

Future plans

November 1, 2010 5:17 pm

The views this morning were incredible. The snow transformed the valley and it looked amazing, with the trees all covered with snow and the mountains even more dramatic and imposing than usual. As we set off from Pangboche we admired the new views and Rich and I began talking about climbing Ama Dablam. I still… Read more