Some call it a billion dollar road. We just called it a B#%^*!?
43 switchbacks to get to the top!
70km total ride
Max speed 69.7 (Dave)
Highest navigable road in the world. Peak altitude 5205m
Camp altitude 4252m
Seemed only fitting on this day that our prayer flag goes to the most noble profession. It is Nursing week. We signed a prayer to all the amazing nurses on our team that make everything happen. Great caregivers and teammates. Best nurses in the world.
The climb felt interminable but we got there. The Everest climbers waved as they rolled by in their mini van. At nearly every stop, at checkpoints, and on trail the locals and tourists alike take our photos. Perry and Farid are the fan favourites. They are gracing refrigerators everywhere.
At the peak hospitality was shared by a local Tibetan family with a solitary tent that kept the speedsters warm waiting for the slow pokes. Unfortunately no view. Instead we got snow and bone chilling cold. The descent was full of hairpin turns and finally we pulled into camp at 4 pm.
Great campsite adjacent to a small town – we have a little walled off courtyard.
Everest soup for dinner!!! We went for a post dinner walk and watched Everest emerge from the clouds!!!