We just hiked up from Lobouche to Gorak Shep en route to EBC. Just heard some bad news posted by Alan Arnette. Please check out his website for more frequent updates. We are all fine - well away from the problems on the hill. I feel great. The acclimatization I did at home really paid off. Will post a more elaborate update after I get to EBC. I can't wait!
Oh, still in flip-flops and shorts. Every person from various countries seems to claim me as a fellow countryman. I just tell them that I am a man of the world with warm feet.
Hope all is well with you all.