The last two earthquakes in Nepal have been devastating. Some villages reduced to rubble. People dead or badly injured. Often these occurrences in smaller poor countries get at best a headline or two and then disappear from the consciousness of most of the rest of the world. However, Nepal is home to the tallest mountains in the world. Lives were lost on Everest directly because of the quakes. That will get the media attention across the globe. Relief agencies and individual
Above is the latest audio from Dupre in Gokyo speaking of the last 4 days on Ngozhumba Glacier near Tenzing Peak. The audio is a bit cut due to location. The team is now making their way to Machhermo for the night and will then continue on to Namche.
The Vertical Nepal team (Lonnie, Elias & Bridget) were reported to be heading out of their current basecamp at Tenzing to Machhermo, a small village north of Dole and south of Gokyo set at 4470m 14,665 ft.
Lonnie Dupre and Bridget Schletty spent the first day of the reconnaissance on the west arm of the glacier and yesterday with Elias, the team explored the east arm.
Spot Beacon Message:All OK, Doing Well
The team followed the Ngozumba Glacier to approximately 5100 m (17, 000 ft) north towards the base of Tenzing peak, a bordering peak that lies between Nepal & China. Click the link below to see where I am located.
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