We had waited a long time for this day. We woke up early to get started and it turned out to be a gorgeous morning. We were at the footsteps of these gigantic mountains. Stunning AMA Dablam to the right. Loptse covering all but the peaks of Everest and Nuptde to the left of Everest. We could almost touch them but we still had miles to cover before we reach the base.
Our steps were slow and deliberate due to lack of Oxygen. We climbed steadily towards Gorekshep where we would have our lunch and leave all unnecessary items for the last push for EBC. Our goal was to return back down by darkness to Gorekshep for the night.