We're back at base camp from our little holiday down the mountain. We went down to Pangboche, where we stayed at the Sonam Lodge for four nights. This lodge is owned by a Sherpa named Germin who came to the summit of Cho Oyu with us last fall. While we were there, I think we watched a total of 15 DVDs, many of which managed to rank negative points on Wim's 1-10 scale. However, we also went down to Tengboche one day for lunch, where we actually got into some trees. It was so nice to walk through trees after we hadn't seen any for a few weeks. We also paid another visit to Lama Geshe.
After Pangboche, we stayed a night in Dukhla, and then two nights in Gorak Shep.
Now that we are back in base camp, we are just waiting till we can go for our summit attempt. The ropes are not yet fixed to the summit. Once the ropes are fixed, we hope there will soon be a good weather window.