Climb Everest in 2016 / 17 / 18 etc with 4 times summiteer Tim Mosedale

Everest Expedition via South Col 2016 / 2017 / 18 / 19 etc

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

It's started ...

Well it's very nice to be in The Khumbu after the hectic arrival and transition through Kathmandu. Despite the fact that the baggage allowance for the Lukla flight is only 10kg Iswari managed to do a fantastic job and we arrived in Lukla with all our bags and barrels for the next 3 weeks. The main Everest gear will be shipped directly to EBC at a later date and will be there for our arrival.

We trekked to Monjo and stayed with my friend Pasang Dawa. The beauty of being based on the 1st night at Monjo (instead of Phak Ding) is that it makes the next day to Namche so much shorter and indeed we were there for 11a.m. Coffee and doughnuts were gratefully received and after lunch we grabbed another coffee before heading to Kyanjuma to stay with Tashi and Lakpa.

Today we trekked up to The Mong La (just short of 4,000m) via the hidden staircase and had a leisurely lunch before heading back down to Tashi's again.

Tomorrow we're off to Thame and the day after that we are going to be meeting up with Ilina, our final  teammember for the expedition.

So far so good and everyone is enjoying the trekking and each others company. There's been a bit of snow around so we'll have to see if the high passes are open but we'll just take it a day at a time.


  1. Really delighted Ilina managed to join you at the last minute.Really enjoy the blogs it's hard to believe your out there and I'm in N Yorks receiving messages Cheers Kate

    1. Enjoying all your blogs they are everywhere. Each year I follow a couple of guys each side of Everest and I am delighted to have discovered you and your tribe this year as your blogs are great. I always feel so sad when the season is over. Being retired I have plenty of time (too much ) to enjoy your musings. I hope you all stay well and safe Cheers Kate

  2. Hi Tim glad you guys are having a good time on the treks and that your're all safe and sound. Also glad that you're managing to post something inspite of all the tech issues. Climb and write on my friend :)