Mountain Trip guide Jacob Schmitz called in on behalf of the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak expedition, who left Deboche early this morning (Friday, Sept. 23) headed for the high village of Dingboche. Jacob reported that the team is all in good health and spirits, and that the trek has gone very well so far. The team has been rewarded with spectacular views of the peaks, despite the rain that has been falling nearly every day.
Left Deboche this morning after locals performed a ritual blessing for safety in the mountains. They made a stop in the village of Pangboche for tea before continuing.
The team’s next stop is the village of Dingboche at 14,470′ (4,410 m). Here’s Jacob with the update!