few days before and had flown into Sangboche and trekked to EBC in two or three days on crutches. Our base camp is in the middle of all the big boys, except for HimEx, who's by themselves.
The weather wasn't that great today, so Pemba and I decided to go directly to EBC, instead of sticking with our plans of climbing Kaala Patar first. Peak Promotion has made me feel right at home every step along the way and base camp was more validation of my decision to climb with these guys. Wongchu, the owner of Peak Promotion, is well known and is so concerned about me he made arrangements for me to call him along the trail to see how I'm doing. I paid less than what I paid last year, but I feel like I'm getting twice as much. We order each meal from a menu. There's internet access (when it works - frustrating), charging stations, showers, laundry, heaters for the dining tent, etc...
I got to EBC four days faster than I did last year; however, I like I did after I was here for four days. Needless to say, I'm feeling great, despite the oxygen deficit!