High Passes of Everest – challenges

We have arrived to Kumjung and now relaxing 😌. at the bakery and enjoying our first cappuccino in warmer conditions. The weather on this trek has been extremely cold -25 at night and only 5 during the day which makes trekking at 5000 meters plus exhausting. Out of the 3 passes we made it over 1 the Chola Pass. We managed to get 200 meters from the top of the Kongma La before having to descend due to high wind which was flattening us. After resting for 1 day at Gokyo we were ready to tackle the last pass the Renjo La but the afternoon and night bought heavy snowfall causing us to deviate and return via the Gokyo Valley. On our descent near the first lake I was walking 1 metre in front of Angus and suddenly he was struck to the ground, I thought he had fallen but he was hit by a falling rock it fortunately did not hit his head but his back just above his pack, and thankfully cushioned by his down jacket. He was checked out by a GP at Machermo and told he was a very lucky man who will be stiff and sore for a few weeks. I think I was also lucky had the rock hit me I would not be here now to post this blog