Friday, April 17, 2009

ok now the thing is that i'm part of the eco everest expedition with asian trekking ....we are a team of 6 americans 2 german one nepali and me the only indian and only girl...the eldest member in my team being 67yrs....i finally met them on the 15th....after a rest day on the 14th at namche...i directly hit dingboche 4410mtrs.....it took me 7 and a half hours....it was quite a tiring trek... that day i had my lunch cum dinner at 5 and was off to bed by 6....that day most of the time i trekked alone ....gelu would find a friend and wait to talk to them.....and that day the feeling of being by my self hit me....and i missed u dipti and saritha...and wondered wether i had made a mistake...and then i missed the laughter that would have gone with us....but i continued walkin...infact i increased my speed....its all happening so fast that even i cant keep track of it......the next morning i left dingboche at 8:45am i.e on the 16th....for lobuche...where my team was resting for the day....this trek was quite a simple trek but i think the tieredness of the earlier trek was way too much....so i walked slowly and steadily...we then crossed the everest memorial.....it was a quite journey...when i reached our lodge my team was just finishing their lunch....i met them just for a bit...had my lunch....and sat and spoke to martin a climber from ireland.......and then fom a malayasin gujju told me that the NIM tem was just in the next lodge....and i knew that i had to go say hi....he showed me a vedio of theirs playing cards at the earlier camp and i dont know why the little tears just rolled down.....how i had promised myself to not cry...and i had been good at not letting them comeby....so with martin i went to their lodge to say hi...and i did ...and it was quite nice.....they knew i was coming but i still think they were a little shocked.....we chatted for a while.....i sat down with dashrat sir and deenesh saab and it was like it always was.....i met with meena di who was fast asleep and we went for a littile walk by ourselves....i thought i would be quite mind spoilt after meeting them ...but i was not that bad...i slept weel that nite....i took a rest day yesterday...the 17th......my team went up....but will the 67yr old and bud another memberfrom my team were gona rest as well as bud wasnt feeling all that fine....and i needed to acclamatise....i was now at 4950mtrs....i did some yoga in my room and then chatted away with my team mates the whole afternoon....for both of them it was their last of the 7 highest peaks in the 7 continents...and this was the last for them...oh and before my team left to go to base camp we had breakfast together and they were all there....it was fun.....and i felt like a part of the team inally...there were okes and laughter and chatter.....the breakfast got quite extended...it was very haevy so we joked that anyways as the base camp is moving towards us if we wait long enough it willl come to us....hehehe....

so today i have moved from lobuche to gorek shep which is 5180mtrs...oh and on the 22nd i think there is going to be a cricket match up here....i might move up to base camp today or stay put here for some more acclamatisation....i have been good though no head aches and no body acehes touch wooooooood...........

excuse all the spelling mistakes its freezing here and my hans have gone numb......

oh and by the way......even if i am in a team....everyone decieds for them selves when they want to move...when they want to summit.....when they want to rest....its totally individual planning....the company only takes care of all the logistics......so i have to decied with my climbing sherpa wen we should move etc....the weather reports will be given....nd advice will be given but the decision is mine......
so pray my stupid brain takes in lot of oxygen and can think strieght!!

2 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! I wouldn't think that you're brain would ever think straight.. If it did, then you wouldn't be there now! So I'm gonna pray that you're brain behaves just like it always does..
    "ECCENTRIC"!!!
    That is what makes you special and That is gonna get you up there and back here to us!!

    Loveya ;-)

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  2. hey.....i have seen you grow up and find your passion for climbing and honestly....i still cant believe it you are finally making your dream come true.....be safe and make us all proud...and yeah....if spelling mistakes are not a symtom of oxygen deficiency....i guess your brain will do just fine...

    cheers.always around

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