Good morning from base camp! Today is a rest day (for real this time). We will not advance to the mountain. After breakfast I will work on some breathing. Exercise and meditation is critical for this journey. The key during rest days is to focus on keeping your health and energy through hygiene and eating and drinking a lot of tea.
Later today we will then go for a small hike up a rocky hill. Currently I am alone with the sherpas but enjoying their company. I am able to think more and I do listen to their conversations but I don’t understand much of what they are saying. Base camp is in a nice meadow and I will walk some other camps to meet new people.
Not long after breakfast we saw a helicopter land to come rescue someone. We learned that they have wicked bad frostbite and had to be evacuated. Stay tune for the video of the rescue.