Day 6 Dingboche 4410m.
An acclimatisation day today. This the highest we have ever been so far. We are all feeling good. Jon and I are on half a Diamox morning and night to help with the very slight headache if we don’t. We woke up to clouds coming and going. By mid morning it was clear so we set off for a walk up 300m. then back down again.
Looking down on Dingboche we wondered why we weren’t staying at Hotel summit. Looked much nicer than where we were staying.
Lots of people were doing the same walk for the same reasons. We noticed a lot of helicopter activity whenever there was a break in the clouds. We found out later a Sherpa had fallen to his death in an avalanche on Mt Everest.
We spent the whole afternoon in the local bakery and cafe. Nice lunch then a game of cribbage before they lit the heaters and then showed the movie “Everest” on a big screen TV. We had the best seats in the house and enjoyed the dramatic but very sad film re creating the ill fated 1996 Everest Climbing Season culminating in the deaths of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. It was a full house.