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Mount Everest Base Camp: Day by Day…..

Feeling it after two hours of freezing!

Day Eight Trekking: Saturday 3rd November.

Thagnak to Dzongla: 9.5km

Starting Altitude: 4,692m.

Finishing Altitude: 4,994m.

Elevation Gain (Not Difference): 751m.

Moving/Trekking Time: 4hr15min

Average Heart Rate: 95 bpm.

Max Heart Rate: 151 bpm.

Blood Saturation 1hr Pre Trek: 72%

Blood Saturation 1hr Post Trek: 75%

What a crazy day!

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Mount Everest Base Camp: Day by Day…..

Day Seven Trekking: Friday 2nd November.

Morning Trek:

Gokyo Lake to Thangnak: 4,1km

Starting Altitude: 4,704m.

Finishing Altitude: 5,239m.

Elevation Gain (Not Difference): 550m.

Moving/Trekking Time: 2hr05min

Average Heart Rate: 83 bpm.

Max Heart Rate: 142 bpm.

Blood Saturation 1hr Pre Trek: 70%

Blood Saturation 1hr Post Trek: 68%

 

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Mount Everest Base Camp: Day by Day…..

Day Six Trekking: Friday 1st November.

Morning Hike:

Machhermo to Gokyo Lake: 7km.

Starting Altitude: 4470m.

Finishing Altitude: 4704m.

Elevation Gain (Not Difference): 428m.

Moving/Trekking Time: 2hr25min

Average Heart Rate: 98bpm.

Max Heart Rate: 139bpm.

Blood Saturation 1hr Pre Trek: 80%

Blood Saturation 1hr Post Trek: 80%

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Mount Everest Base Camp: Day by Day…..

Day Five Trekking: Thursday 31st October. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Dole to Machhermo: 5.2km.
Starting Altitude: 4110m
Finishing Altitude: 4470m.
Elevation Gain (Not Difference): 453m.
Moving/Trekking Time: 1hr40min
Average Heart Rate: 93bpm.
Max Heart Rate: 150bpm.
Blood Saturation 1hr Pre Trek: 83%
Blood Saturation 1hr Post Trek: 78%

We’ve all calibrated our Garmin watches so we should have more accurate data from now on.

I’ve been trying not to nap in the afternoon’s as it’s always difficult to sleep at altitude so, I want to be really sure I can fall asleep after dinner and have a long deep sleep! I’m falling asleep ok but I’ve not yet had a ‘deep’ sleep and I’m waking up before 6am!

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Mount Everest Base Camp: Day by Day…..

Khumjung to Dole (9km. Starting at 3940, finishing at 4110m. Elevation Gain (Not Difference): 740m. (Moving time: 2hr50min) – Everyone’s Strava is giving different data!

Today’s trek was tough but not as demanding as I expected…. the real challenge will simply be that day by day we’ll have less oxygen! Oh…. and it’s getting COLD!

My biggest challenge today was the stopping/resting & waiting for our group to come back together…. not because I want to race but simply because I get so hot walking & then absolutely freezing when we stop!! I could throw layers on at the stops but that doesn’t help too much with a soaking wet sports bra & singlet underneath. Tomorrow I’ll have to take all the undershirts & T-shirts I have with me in my backpack!

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