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Ep.2 Everest Base Camp Trek - Khumjung to Phortse

Friday 30th March 2018 - Day 4

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We left Khumjung after our normal 8am breakfast, heading for Phortse. Before we left we had to wave goodbye to Adrian who was being choppered to hospital in Kathmandu. Writing this on Easter Sunday in Pheriche, we have heard Adrian has decided not to return to the trek, he's sunning his ass by the pool at the Hyatt, Kathmandu after being released from hospital! Which is a great shame, and everyone is gutted he's not returning. It's understandable, as you need every ounce of will power and physical energy to cope with what this throws at one said it would be easy, and guess what, it's not!

The married couple from the US are returning to the states and aren't rejoining either, both were suffering from altitude sickness so was the right thing to do. And the Kiwi from the satellite group has returned to NZ today also.

Waking up early Friday morning to thunder, lightning, hail and snow, I wondered if we'd leave for Phortse. Things change quickly in the mountains, by 8am it was blue skies and sunshine.