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Monday 19 december 1 19 /12 /Dec 19:26


(L>R Front sitting: Liesha, Tanya, Gopal; Middle: Manda, Nynke, Wendy, Judy, Jamie,Jen, Denis, Arlene, Barry, Lisa; Behind: Bala, Anda, Pem Dorje) It is with great pleasure, pride and heart felt thanks that I can give you the final tally of our tremendous fund raising effort. The gross […]
By Anda Bruinsma- Chair, Global Family Village Inc.
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Sunday 30 october 7 30 /10 /Oct 07:08

On the night of the 28th, we stayed in the village of Phakding, nursing the colds we had all picked up, and the next morning slept in until 7:00 a.m. (We only had a three-hour walk into Lukla, so we figured we deserved a break.) Walking down into Lukla (2840 meters altitude ) where we had begun […]
By Everest Trek for Charity - 2011.over-blog.com
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Sunday 30 october 7 30 /10 /Oct 06:42

Today was a gorgeous morning--a gosling day, as they say in PEI. We walked out of the Pheriche valley ; trees (mainly juniper) began to appear, as well as flowers and shrubs and tilled plots of land, separated by the stone fences you see everywhere here. We went through the village of Syomare, […]
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Saturday 29 october 6 29 /10 /Oct 12:36

What a day! We got up at 4:00 a.m. to climb up to Kala Patthar lookout (about 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp) in order to see the sun rise over the Everest group of mountains. The sky was resonant with Himalayan stars, gazing down dispassionately on us as we laboured up the slope in […]
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Wednesday 26 october 3 26 /10 /Oct 13:22


This was a major hiking day--starting at 7:30 from Lobuche, we walked along the massive Khumbu Glacier. The mountains seemed incredibly close, so clear is the air here. We started the hard climbing at about 8:30 or so, and as always, we walked in slow motion, putting one foot in front of the […]
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