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Waste on Everest

This is a slightly different kind of post about our Everest Experience. It’s about the waste and rubbish on the mountain. There were about 1000 people in BC so you can imagine the amount of waste that got created during the season. In BC each camp had barrel toilets,...

In Kathmandu

In Kathmandu. We’ve been in the capital of Nepal for four days now and finally we are flying back home tonight. Or so we hope🤞.Due to the very uncertain situation here it’s been very tricky to plan your trip to Europe. Kathmandu is still in lockdown. It...

To Lukla, 2800m

The next three days it rained pretty much 23,5 hrs a day and out of those three days, we walked for two. At first ,I really didn’t mind the weather: the air was so rich with scents, everything seemed so green and lush it was a real assault on your senses after several...

Leaving BC

It  was partially sad to say goodbye to our awesome base camp crew on this cloudy morning, but at the same time we were excited to hit the trail again and start our long, complicated journey  home. The next cyclone was on its way so we were glad to get on...

‘Failing’ in Style

We turned around. After five rotations through the Icefall and being sick for almost 10 days, my body was tired and empty, and I lost many kilos in the process. People asked me if it was difficult to turn around, but honestly it was not. It was sad and emotional, but...

Knowing when to turn around

We kicked off our summit attempt by having a birthday celebration in base camp. It was my special day so Roeland had arranged balloons and a birthday cake, which was made by our super sweet staff. So along with porridge and eggs that morning at 4am, we also had...