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Title: Dick Morse - Lhotse Expedition 2012

10th April, 2012 - Rest day at Gokyo ((15,584 ft.)

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Lhotse Expedition

10th April, 2012 - Rest day at Gokyo ((15,584 ft.)

We had another light snow overnight, cloudy and still snowing lightly.  Today is a rest day for Terri and a short hike for me.  Pasang and I had planned to leave early this morning.  Because of the snow we had breakfast and waited until 6:30 AM before heading off.  The hike was fairly steep and took almost 2 hours to reach the top of Gokyo RI (17,520 ft.).  After a few very cloudy pictures of Everest, Nuptse and Makalu we headed back down.  We got back to our lodge around 9 AM. 

After some hot drinks I checked on Terri.  She had slept pretty well and had come down for breakfast while we were on our hike. We decided to stay a third day at Gokyo.  Another day of rest should help and she is now eating better.  Maybe tomorrow we can hike around Gokyo a bit.  With the snow showers today it will give the weather to chance to improve also.  This is the day my laptop died.  The following notes are from my hand written notes through April 25th.

Gokyo from up on Goyko RI

Gokyo from up on Goyko RI