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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #53

TA Latitude:27.94979 Longitude:86.66885 GPS location Date/Time:04/22/2014 02:26:28 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GUpeD/27.94979N/86.66885E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 52: Gokyo, ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m)

At Gokyo, ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m) The steady and unrelenting ascent of Gokyo Ri will take around two hours. We will be elated when we reach the summit with its spectacular view. Probably the most comprehensive view of 8,000 metre … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #52

Hey this is TA calling in from day 52 at an elevation 4800 m in the village of Gokyo and I’m actually calling from indoors, which is a new thing for me. I’ve usually been calling from my tent and … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #52

TA Latitude:27.95405 Longitude:86.69414 GPS location Date/Time:04/21/2014 05:46:32 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GU0VR/27.95405N/86.69414E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #51

Hey this is TA calling in from day 51 of the great big walk. I’m doing this by headlamp so its a little bit dark and my writing is a little bit small. We are in Gokyo at an elevation … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 51: Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m)

Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m) The views today are magnificent as we leave the Everest watershed and enter that of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. The crossing involves a steep scramble up rock boulders and … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #50

Hey this is TA calling in from day 50 of the great big walk. We are just outside a village called Dzongla. 4815 m above sea level, preparing to cross the chola tomorrow. I wanted to say a happy birthday … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 50: To Dzongla (4843m)

We proceed to Dzongla, another spectacularly situated camp, on our way to our next pass, the Cho La. Quote for the Day Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.  ~Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #50

TA Latitude:27.94674 Longitude:86.76912 GPS location Date/Time:04/19/2014 07:37:09 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GSKmX/27.94674N/86.76912E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #49

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 49. We are here in Dingboche at an elevation of about 4410m and for me its a little bit like coming home. I have been to Dingboche on the way to Everest … Continue reading

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It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 49: To Dingboche (4360m)

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #48

Hey this is TA calling in from day 48. We are at the Injola lake camp at an elevation of  4943. What an awesome day we had. My goodness gracious. Amphu labtsa is a fabulous pass. A great one to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 48: Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m)

Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m) An alpine start for our pass crossing. The approach to the pass from the Honku is deceptive. Facing east and southward there is much more sun and little snow, just a collection of … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #48

TA Latitude:27.89847 Longitude:86.90550 GPS location Date/Time:04/17/2014 08:47:41 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GQVRQ/27.89847N/86.90550E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 47: Amphu Labsta Base (5400m)

A Rest and Acclimatization Day A new vista of peaks span out before us including Ama Dablam to the distant west, and many unnamed peaks. Amphu Labsta Base Camp is set close to the rocks that lead up to the … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #47

Hey this is TA calling in from day 47 and we said the other day that 47 was sort of like what we were about recognizing that our trip is only about 3 weeks left in it. We are located … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #47

TA Latitude:27.86268 Longitude:86.91947 GPS location Date/Time:04/16/2014 04:44:02 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GPQX2/27.86268N/86.91947E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #46

Hey this is TA calling in from day 46 at Baruntse base camp at an elevation of 5477 and look I said that whole sentence without even having to pause for breath. We’ve come down about 400m and we think … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 46: To Amphu Labsta Base (5400m)

Amphu Labsta Base (5400m) The Amphu Labsta pass is situated immediately at the head of the valley to our right and is basically the low point on the ridge between the Honku and the Imja valleys. For this day or … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #46

TA Latitude:27.84342 Longitude:86.95273 GPS location Date/Time:04/15/2014 04:08:40 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GOUxi/27.84342N/86.95273E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #45

Hey this is TA calling in from day 45 of the great big climb. Definitely called the great big climb today. We are located at the foot of West kol at an elevation of somewhere between 5939 and 5959. I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 45: Cross West Col (5400m)

Cross West Col After our crossings are completed we descend into the Honku valley nearby five large glacial lakes which sprawl out before us. They are known as Panch Pokhari (five lakes). Quote for the Day What it is…is a … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #45

TA Latitude:27.84400 Longitude:86.98595 GPS location Date/Time:04/14/2014 08:23:40 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GNirS/27.84400N/86.98595E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #44

Hey this is TA calling in from day 44 of the great big climb as it was today. It was definitely not a walk. We are located at West kol camp at approximately 6130m above sea level and I probably … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 44: Cross Sherpani Col (6180m) to Baruntse High Camp (West Col 6100m)

Cross Sherpani Col (6180m) to Baruntse High Camp (West Col @ 6100m) If conditions are favourable and the group are moving at a good pace we may attempt to make the crossing of both Cols in a day, but in … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #44

TA Latitude:27.84842 Longitude:86.99117 GPS location Date/Time:04/13/2014 07:59:03 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GMoRe/27.84842N/86.99117E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 43: To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m)

To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m) We have 2 days to position ourselves for the crossing of the Sherpani & West Cols. As we near the Sherpani Col base camp the trail is much less defined and with more boulder … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #43

Hey this is TA calling in from day 43. We are located at Sherpani kol base camp at an elevation of approximately 5688 m above sea level. We had a pretty big day. A pretty challenging day for most of … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #42

Hey it’s TA calling from Swiss base camp at an elevation of 5211 m above sea level on day 42 of the great big walk. This was a R&R or an R&A day for us again. Rest and acclimatization. We spent the … Continue reading

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It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 42: Swiss Base Camp (5150m)

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Great Big Walk Day 41: To Swiss Base Camp (5150m)

To Swiss Base Camp (5150m/5-6hrs) The second half of trek to Swiss BC is tricky and involves boulder hopping as we follow the Barun Glacier directly beneath Makalu enormous west face. Swiss Base Camp is situated amongst the moraine in … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #41

Hey this is TA calling in from day 41. At an elevation of 5211 m at a location called Swiss base camp but it is so much more than that. Indeed we are camped across from Makalu and in reading something yesterday, … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 40: Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

A Rest and Acclimatization Day Makalu Base Camp affords stunning views of its south face, with the south buttress of Makalu offering views of Baruntse (7220m), Everest and Lhotse. The Hillary and French base camps are far up the glacier, … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #40

Hey everybody. Happy day 40 from the great big walk. We are located once again at Makalu base camp here at an elevation of 4800m. This was a rest and acclimatization day for us as well as technical skills practice day. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #40

TA Latitude:27.83559 Longitude:87.07549 GPS location Date/Time:04/09/2014 05:17:16 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GIvB4/27.83559N/87.07549E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #39

Hey this is TA calling in from day 39 from Makalu base camp at an elevation of 4800m above sea level and it is awesome being here and I thought we should rename Makalu base camp to the Makalu beach … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 39: To Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

To Makalu Base Camp (4870m) Makalu Base Camp affords stunning views of its south face, with the south buttress of Makalu offering views of Baruntse (7220m), Everest and Lhotse. The Hillary and French base camps are far up the glacier, … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #39

TA Latitude:27.83559 Longitude:87.07553 GPS location Date/Time:04/08/2014 04:34:21 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GI2Zx/27.83559N/87.07553E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 38: Langmale Kharka (4400m)

A Rest and Acclimatization Day We take in the impressive mountain scenery found in this area. Great rock walls tower above as we make our way through the enormous U-shaped valley. Snowy peaks are the stunning backdrop to this valley … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #38

Hey this is TA calling in from day 38 of the great big walk. We are still here in Yangmali kharka at an elevation of 4400 m. It was a rest and acclimatization day and for the 4 of us … Continue reading

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