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Gokyo Ri 17,989'

The teams first connection to basecamp was made just moments ago via their Spot Beacon​.

They spent yesterday hiking up to Gokyo Ri's high summit at 5,483 m or 17,989 ft, where from you can view four 8,000 meter peaks (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu).

Located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas, the trek leads near the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal.

The scenery is stunning as are the stone houses that lay at the base of Gokyo Ri which are known to be one of the highest settlements in the world.

Tomorrow the team will make their way to Cho Oyu and the Tenzing area to continue their reconnaissance.

Images of Gokyo Ri area via Bridget Schletty's 2013 Nepal Expedition

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