We made it to Everest Base Camp, and climbed Kala Patthar, both in the 18,000ft range. The last hour or two to Base Camp was terrifying - heading up the Khombu Glacier, we had massive avalanches on our right side and rockslides on our left, as we picked our way over snowy, rocky terrain. Tom got hit by a flying rock on the leg, but adrenalin was flowing, and we made it.
Two weeks sleeping in a tent without seeing a vehicle - let alone a wheel - was a unique experience. The scale of the Himalayas is unforgettable yet so hard to describe, let alone photograph. But as ever, it's good to be home.
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