Greetings from Thingri

Hi all
Had a Good day today slept great and my health in super shape “ears nearly heeled”& I’m feeling strong ,focused and positive.
Today was spent again in Thingri where we climb up a mountain prob same size as mt Errigal back home which brought my altitude training just under 5000mts, ” the reason nima & i are doing these type of climbs on the way into Everest basecamp is that the higher we go the less & less oxygen exists the body needs to get what ever O2 there is to the vital organs asap so the blood which carries our o2 will produce more red blood cells to help speed up the process & for the kids tuned in its like you’ve gotta party at your home & your all heading to the century Cimena in town so mum or dad needs bigger car or two “. My body’s handling the altitude change well as todays climb round trip was 4hrs 30mins with average heart rate 128 bpm peaking @ 158 bpm , so my body’s adjusting positively to the lack of oxygen – again for the tech junkies out there my
Spo2 “oxygen in my blood ” levels are coming average 88% – 90% & heart rate at 83bpm at 4500mts.

Anyway today’s been super during the day temps are good with the sunshine & shockingly cold at night .
Nima had a super surprise for me today as we summit the altitude climb  today there it was looking straight at me “MT EVEREST ” standing there so majestically & so. powerfully dwarfing all the other huge & famous 8000 meter peaks of cho oyu & in the distance i could see makalu again super sonic high all at astonishing 8000mts plus but its as if  all on bended knee paying homage to the mighty Mt Everest king of them all proudly boasting highest place in the world 29.022 ft.
My jaw dropped open as it reminded me ” that I could forget ” how huge in magnitude  Mt Everest stands in splender ..
Mt Everest in napalise translates to the “seeing head, according to Nima Sherpa.
On top we could make out the flum “snow storm”Been whipped up with obviously the fierce winds on the summit.
Nimas great there’s never no rush we sat had a cuppa tea ” as you do, your not Irish if dont have the tea”
Let’s say it its not everyday that you get a chance to have a cuppa tea and have Mt Everest as your personal view ” ok now I’m bragging “hahaha sorry .
Back down to Thingri for the night eat ,rest & recovery was the order of the evening .food along the ways been good loads of rice noodles & chinese veg lovely & fresh – i haven’t taken in alot of meat only in small amounts but im propping the protein requirement up with supplements .So last pack of my bags & a quick kit check as its off to mt Everest base camp 5300mts tomo morning breakfast @ 7.30 am Chinese time & hit the trail at 9am.
so super excited and apprehensive to finally get to the base of the biggest mountain, and under no illusion as to the physical & mental Challange that’s ahead. But that’s what I’ve come here to do.

Got speaking to my family tonight which was great… Funny the simple things.!!!

Well guys catch ya tomorrow where I hope to be mailing you from base camp but for now
Greetings from Thingri

Jason .

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. pierce

    good man sounds like your enjoying it keep her lit now full steam ahead

  2. Mark Duffy

    Good man Jason, you sound in good form!

    Best of luck, and were all rooting for ya!

    Hup Donegal

  3. Marty Gibbons

    great to hear how its all goin and good to hear its goin well, I read a book last year that bear grylls had written about summitting everest when he was 23 and it did not sound easy! keep the updates coming jason and good luck

  4. Dervla

    Hard to beat a good cuppa!!! The Irish cure for everything. Your doing great. Really enjoying the updates. Proud ❤

  5. Philip robinson

    Well done lad. If it was a proper cup of Irish tea you would have slipped a whiskey into it. Ha ha. Keep her lit well done

  6. Gerard O' Reilly

    Following your every move. Josh-grandson fascinated by his cousin. God bless. x

  7. mark shaw

    keep her lit jason,and good luck bud,i sead the rosary 4 you and nima,in the adoration chapel last night.

  8. Stephen Sweeney

    Fantastic. Keep her lit.

  9. michael black

    Awesome man…Onward and Upward

  10. Geoff Chambers

    That first view is special Jason and you will never get fed up with it.
    Make sure you drink plenty of the salty milky stuff they offer you
    I will put hairs on your chest.
    Keep living the dream.

  11. Dave Stewart

    Hi Jason. Great to read your posts. I can experience your situation so well. Good news on health and fitness – important “green lights” on your dashboard. In Scotland we would say “hud her gan’g” as a rough equivalent to “keep her lit”. Impressive stuff big man. Dave (Kathmandu).

  12. johnny patterson

    Keep her lit great achievement and once in life time adventure and maje most of it

  13. Sammii Guichard

    Good luck jason 🙂 all thinkin bout ya back here! See ya back behind the bar again soon x

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