Berg Adventures International 2003 Everest Expedition

November 6 – The familiar streets of Namche

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Moon rises over west shoulder of Everest and the BAI communications tent. Copyright Wally Berg 2003.We’re back in the familiar and active streets on Namche Bazaar on the 6th of November. The last night in Base Camp, a big three-quarter moon rose and the photograph of the communications tent shows something of the feeling that beautiful night.

Yaks arrived the next day. And Sherpas, Garry, David, myself, everyone headed down valley. Thicker air, and of course for Garry, many, many yak steaks to be consumed.

As Garry and David and I sit and revisit our summit day which was just such a short time ago, it’s always with a feeling of satisfaction, gratitude that we got ourselves out of there in time, respect for the mountain, knowing that we have accomplishments and experiences that are going to be with us the rest of our lives.

And of course, all of this is made sweeter as we come down the valley and see the gracious smiles of our Sherpa friends heading out.

Wally, Dave, and Garry enjoy the comforts of Namche

Thick air and cold beer. The comforts of Namche Bazaar.

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