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A Weekend of… Fun and Bliss

Our smiles grew and any tension in our bodies dissolved as we set off for a hike through the Kalbarri National Park, on the ‘Loop’ trail. Its 7.15am when we set off as the gorges can be 5-10 degrees hotter, and with previous stories … Continue reading

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Kokee State Park

After 7 weeks on Hawaii’s NorthShore we decided to go on a little ‘holiday’ and explore the south and west coasts. First stop was the Kokee State Park, the land of the canyons, one of the wettest places on earth … Continue reading

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Everest Trek Day 11, 3 April 2012: Namche Bazzar to Lukla

Last day of trekking and we are slightly unmotivated. But that’s all about the change… We set off at 8am again after a yummy breakfast. It was warm overnight and by that I mean we strip off completely as its … Continue reading

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Everest Trek Day 10, 2 April 2012: Pangboche to Namche Bazzar

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 … Continue reading

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Everest Trek Day 9, 1 April 2012: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pangboche

4am we put our extra layers on while still in our sleeping bags. We get up and look like the Michelan man. No wash down this morning it’s too cold. The toilet water is frozen over. Our drink bottles are … Continue reading

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Everest Trek Day 8, 31 March 2012: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Base Camp

Day 8 of our trekking and we are aiming to Everest Base Camp 5364m. We set off at 8am from Lobuche. As the days go by, the number of layers of clothing increases. We are only increasing altitude of 320m … Continue reading

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Everest Trek Day 7, 30 March 2012: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 7 we managed to get up and out of our cosy sleeping bags into the very fresh mountain air. After a short steep climb we walked on relatively flat ground for a few hours. We were still in awe … Continue reading

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