Freedom Climb 2013 – The Trekking Has Begun

By – Celia Shortt

After being delayed for a day because of some illness, the Freedom Climb team reached the small village of Phakding, their first destination on the trail to Mt. Everest Base Camp. The team hiked for about five hours before reaching the village and setting up camp. Everyone is in good spirits and settling in for the night.

Himalayan Rivers along the trail to Phakding (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Himalayan Rivers along the trail to Phakding (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Animals with them on the trail (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Animals with them on the trail (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Tomorrow will be a longer and more difficult day for the team. They are hiking to Namche, the next village on the way to Everest. The hike will be long, hot and uphill. Tonight they are resting well and gearing up for tomorrow.

The village of Namche, where they will be trekking to tomorrow (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

The village of Namche, where they will be trekking to tomorrow (photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

“Tomorrow is going to be a long day because we hike from here up to Namche… it’s going to be long and hot and dusty and all uphill. But the good news is that everybody’s going to be feeling so much better tomorrow that we’ll be in good shape.” – Cathey Anderson, Freedom Climb Founder

Cathey Anderson

Cathey Anderson

Continue to pray for the health of the climbers.
Pray that the hike tomorrow would go well.

Remember to check out the Freedom Climb Facebook page and website for more updates and pictures.

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