Everest Base Camp
October 6-28, 2007
The second of the “7 Summits”, Mount Everest is the highest point on earth at over 29,000 feet. While Fluge will summit Kilamanjaro in August, his adventure into the Himalayas in October, 2007, will be focused on a Trek to Everest Base Camp at over 17,000 feet (higher than any point in the American Rocky Mountains).
The Everest Mythos
The mythos and excitement of the Mt. Everest region and its charismatic Sherpa people have long seduced explorers, travelers, and climbers alike. With the world’s greatest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam guiding the way, Fluge and team will have the opportunity to delve into the majesty of the lower valleys. Along the route they will be showered with impressions of ancient Tibetan Buddism as they visit and learn from those living in monastic communities. Himalayan mountaineers and Alpine Ascents will guide the Trek, while yaks carry supplies, food, and gear.
Fluge expects to lodge in Sherpa villages, shop in the great bazaar at Namche, and visit ancient Tibetan monasteries, including Tengboche, the most active in the Khumbu. His days should be nothing short of breathtaking, walking amidst the Himalayan giants to the jingle of the yak bells.