The race down continues. It’s another 7 hours day walk. Matt continues to tell us when we have hills up and down. We are grateful for his photographic memory. The walk home is different again as you see the mountains from a different view. As we pass the walkers heading up we cheerfully say “namaste” and in our heads thinking “suckers”.
We have a big hill to climb, 1 hours worth. But it is nothing compared to the mountains we have climbed. There is more oxygen so easier to breath and we are fitter. Kelly gets attacked by a yak on the hill. It gets it’s horn under her jumper that is tied around her waist. Luckily she gets out. Ironically 5 min before the incident she was telling us how kind and friendly the yaks are.
Jill Matt Shanon and Kelly make it to Namche. We are super excited to see Tess and Rudd pop in later. We had our doubts we wouldn’t be a big group again, but they did it.
We play more cards, head to the bar to play pool on a wonky table. Each game of pool takes nearly an hour!!!
At night we watched an Everest movie where 8 out 12 people died on one particular night during a storm. Then the courage the rest of the group has to succeed to make it to the top of the world despite their losses. I felt exactly the same as these mountaineers at some points, but I couldn’t do what they do. I admire their strength courage and determination. For any one who loves the great outdoors I highly recommend doing this trek. It is beautiful challenging and rewarding. We didn’t make it to the highest point of the world, but I feel I am on the top of the world 🙂