I love Dingboche! A small village up stream on the Imja Khola. It’s the last stop for traditional cultivation of potatoes, buckwheat, barley, etc. Our first order of business today was to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association- sponsored clinic in Pheriche. We have several members with cold and snowing signs and symptoms of acute mountain sickness. At the clinic, we met Dr. John Gutman who gave advice to four of our team members. Unfortunately, the common head cold and associated “Khumbu” cough is a persistent problem of altitude. Oh! Did I mention that we were at 4350 meters?