At Dangboche 14,500 feet. Two days of hiking in the snow from Namche which makes me feel like I am in my Colorado comfort zone. I am feeling good and strong. No problems with the elevation yet and I am confident I am going to make Everest base camp. A sherpa told me it is chest deep snow at base camp now from the latest storm but I am sure it will be tracked out by the time I get there. Many of the other passes in the area are closed. Every step is breath taking and I am stuck with a goofy ear to ear smile. This is a hiker’s fantasy land and I could definitely hangout here for a while. Todays hike was supposed to be a 6 to 6 1/2 half hour hike but I made it in 3 1/2. I even stopped for lunch and photos. I think maybe the estimated time is based on most people struggling on the uphill. I actually enjoy the uphill grind. I am just so stoked to be here and hands down this is the best hike of my life. Nepal is a wondrous place and the sherpas are inspiring people. They deserve a seperate post. They are kind, generous, and the strongest hikers on earth. The Himilayas are absolutely magnificent and bigger than anything that I have ever seen or could have imagined. I really feel that I am on the top of world.
Tomorrow I will stay here and do a couple of climitization hikes then move on from there.