Niek is a 27-year old adventure seeker. This year he decided to climb the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Together with his two friends Seger and Sander he left his favourite city on earth (Amsterdam) to make an attempt of climbing the highest mountain on earth. Starting from August 17 every Mondays and Thursdays his story will appear on Travelmcqueen.com.
Anyhow, we arrived without any problems in Gorak Shep and after some Tibetan bread and a cup of tea we went on for another 2 hour hike straight to EBC. Just outside Gorak Shep you already see the big Ice glacier EBC is build next to. The glacier is the most difficult part and also the place where the most casualties fall during the summit expeditions.
This day was a test day. The day started with a visit to a museum about Mt. Everest. We learned a lot and our respect grew for sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay for being the first persons ever standing on Everest in 1953. Actually there have been others on top of Everest before them but they never came back.