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Little Lobuche 5200 meters

Today is our first day of glacier and technical training. After a week of trekking all the way from Lukla, we will have our first meeting with our climbing gears and try them on. After a hearty breakfast, we donned our plastic boots and our packs and headed out into 3 C degree air. We…

Acclimatization climb at 5100m asl

Our team all successfully climbed Nangarjun at 5100m this morning and had a great time at the summit. Everybody strongly pushed and steadily climbed the peak as part of the acclimatization training. Together with us on this climb is Anjun from India who has summited Everest 3 times now. She was supposed to climb Everest…

Nangarjun Peak

Today is a rest day, our second for the expedition so far. But it this an active rest day where we will climb to 5100m to the summit of Nangarjun peak. Over the past two days we have ascended 1,000m so this is the best time to stop. Laundry, showers, sorting some food and climbing…

Khumbu cough

I can’t really remember when was the last time I got sick up in the mountain, probably during our first alpine training and exposure in altitude in India back in 2004. We were all like fish out of the water, can’t breathe and all feeling and acting lethargic. It was an unpleasant experience actually. With…

Thank you to the students from Libon, ALBAY taking part in the CommUnity Through Literacy Program for warming our hearts. This is all we could ask for. #getupxchildrenshour #getupph #wheredoyougetup @childrenshourph

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A great way to end the week, seeing some of the children beneficiaries of the CommUnity Through Literacy Program from F. Cortez, Elementary School in LIBON, ALBAY all smiles. GetUp x Children's Hour project administered by the Synergeia Foundation. #WhereDoYouGetUp #GetUpPH

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Lukla to Namche

A very peaceful sleep in Monjo last night. Very hearty breakfast as usual, then we were trekking by 8am. I love this part of the trail as it meanders through small hamlets, across side streams and over swing bridges till we reach the last swing bridge that starts the long haul up to Namche. With…