Life is good here in the Khumbu Valley. I made it up from Lukla to Namche in 6 hours yesterday. Felt great and took my time. It sure helps to be acclimatized to 22,000 feet when you trek at 10-14,000 feet. Life is easy.
Today, I plan to rest here and let my body fully recover from a 6 hour day. I will eat well, sleep a ton, and drink 5 to 6 liters before I crash tonight. So far today, I had an omelette, home fries, toast, coffee, and bacon. Sounds like I'm really roughing it, eh?
Tomorrow, I plan to meet Sam and Alex in Dingboche. They had a puja in Pangboche yesterday and are hanging out there today and then head out to Dingboche in the morning. Will be great to see them - first time since last May. We should have a few rousing rounds of hearts tomorrow night. I can't wait.
Met a ton of really interesting people. All of them trekkers and each with great stories. I love this part of climbing. Meeting new people, hearing their stories, and telling a few of my own. I really feel fortunate to experience this adventure in great health.