May Dispatch: Trekking out... We started
before 5 am, taking down tents and assembling
porter and yak loads. We had a long day's march--
over 20 km (it took 3 days to do this distance on
the way up) to Ghunsa. By the end of the day it
was cold, raining, and we were glad to reach the
leaving Base Camp, we held a short memorial
service for Chris and
took a group photo. The yaks stopped at Kambachen,
with promises to be in Ghunsa the next morning.
spent the night in the same place as on the way up
.The fire was especially nice after the wet
afternoon. Also, they had beer!
May Dispatch: A shorter day. We transferred
loads from yaks to porters for the rest of the trek.
We wandered down through rhododendron forests in sun
and some rain to Gyabla (2600m), staying at the
'Kangchenjunga Hotel'. Dan was limping with slightly
frostnipped toes, and he hired a local boy to carry
his pack. The rest of the team wandered along at their
own pace, some fast, some slow.
Sincerely, Daniel Mazur from http://www.SummitClimb.com
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