5 April 2009: We continued our walk and after a long day ...

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Wow! After a night on the glacier listening to the ice crack and the avalanches slide off in the distance we woke to a brisk wind coming up from the valley below. The crew at Peak Promotions always surprised us after a great meal and chocolate cake last night we had Cinnamon rolls and peaches for breakfast. We said our good byes and traded hugs with the doctors that will remain at base camp creating miracles and healing the sick and injured. The walk down was brisk but we stopped several times for photographs and the amazing views. We even got one last photo in front of Everest. It was an amazing section of the trip.I met a young lady from England that appeared to be crying on the trail and when I inquired on her heath we talked about how amazing that place is. I can tell you photos of base camp would tell you that is the most uninhabitable place on earth but to be there looking at the peaks around you and breathing in the air... one of the sayings that i heard on the trip is that Pheriche is the top of the world and the higher valley that we were in is the valley of the gods. I could not agree more. The weather was nice but a little windy. We stopped at the monuments to all of the lives lost in the upper valley and had boxed lunches that were prepared by the peak promotion team yum! The monuments to some of the great mountain climbers of the world made the area appear holy in some way. As if to say don't cry for me but seize the day and live life to the fullest just like we did. A great place to recharge your batteries. We continued our walk and after a long day it was nice to have a hot shower at the Hymalayan lodge in Pheriche!