By – Celia Shortt
After their long hike, the Freedom Climb team had a day not only to rest and adjust to the higher altitude, but also to reflect on the difficult hike the day before and their journey so far.
“It was pretty phenomenal. We had a couple girls on our team who were pretty weak, but I’m telling you they powered through it. It was absolutely stunning beautiful. We had to zig zag across the river a couple times. I wasn’t too crazy about the bridges. I’m a little afraid of heights, so I was looking straight ahead, not down. The porters have been fantastic about taking care of us.” – Debbie Dingle, Freedom Climber from Florida
To adjust to the higher altitude, the climbers took some shorter steep hikes around Namche. Their first hike was in the morning before sunrise where they hiked about to a plateau and saw Mt. Everest for the first time since arriving. They also got to see the sunrise over it.
“Today, well we got up very early. I think it was like 5:30. We walked for about an hour to this plateau where we could look over Everest and see the sun come up. It was absolutely stunning!” – Rose Hack
While hiking, the team had a great time of fellowship and worship as they spent time together and enjoyed their surroundings. Tomorrow, the team has a long hike to Dingboche where they will spend the night.
Please continue to pray for their health.
Pray for hurting knees and aching bodies to feel better.
Pray that they will hike quickly and make up the time lost from having to stay in Lukla for a night.
Continue to check the Freedom Climb Facebook page and website for more updates and pictures.