Fortunately, the further from Everest we got, the warmer it became. While the days continued to be difficult, the overall trajectory was downward, dropping anywhere from 600 meters to 1000 meters.
And now here we are, sat in Lukla some two weeks after setting off having covered more than 155 kilometers (100 miles) by foot at extreme altitude in severe weather conditions. We have grown icicles on our cheeks, we have lost weight, we have eaten excessive amounts of yellow food, and we have pushed ourselves to the absolute limit. We haven't showered or even seen running water for TWELVE DAYS. No indoor heating, no indoor plumbing, and no fresh fruit or veg. It took a helicopter to get us here! J-Rod (Jarrod) has eaten 126 eggs. Yes, 126 eggs!
Somehow, despite the incredible odds, we made it to Everest Base Camp and that is something that can never be taken away from us. We made it because we stayed positive. We made it because there was something larger than ourselves about the whole experience, having fundraised tens of thousands of dollars for Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. We made it because we were truly a team.
As I continue to say, this element of camaraderie and team spirit is probably my favorite aspect of our Inspired Adventures. You can take 10 near strangers, chuck them in a foreign land together, and within days they will think like a team, act like a family, and joke like lifelong friends. It is truly life-changing.
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