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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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April 22, 2009

Everest Base Camp Wrap-up Report!

April 17

Parted and reunited....Once we had climbed down from Base Camp into the thicker air, we still had 3 days of hiking to return us to the Lukla airstrip. Showers were a welcome luxury along the way--plus we visited a Buddhist nunnery and had a small final party with our staff. Our group of 3 returned to Kathmandu while 2 remained for their high-altitude extensions--climbing the Icefall and Island Peak! A few days later we caught up in Kathmandu and parted again: Amanda was heading home with 1000 pictures. Glenn and Becky had sprinted over to see the Taj Mahal before returning to fly out. Winson is on his round-the-world trip and heading on to India, Egypt, Germany, and more! Richard is taking a few days to relax in Kathmandu and was able to meet Group 2 and share all his tips! Thanks, Group 1 for a fantastic trip! Way to go!!

--Deana Zabaldo, group leader