Over New Year, club members Bill, Jonathan, Barry, Josh, Andrew, and Andrew's son David traveled to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. The 62 km trek starts at Lukla Airport , and usually takes 5 to 7 days to reach Base Camp at 5,364m (17,600ft). With 50% less oxygen at EBC than at sea level, it's a demanding trek. (On the summit of Mount Everest at 8,848m, oxygen drops to 33%). The trip started with Josh's baggage going to Dubai instead of Nepal! (They don't even start with the same letter!) Stomach upsets for everyone took their toll and the altitude and illness meant only 3 people made it to EBC, though everyone got close. But the scenery was fantastic, and going in the off-peak season meant far less trekkers, as around 40,000 people do this iconic trek each year. Tonight we'll get to hear about their adventure, and the rebuilding progress after the Earthquake. (And there is a cautionary tale about eating chicken..)