Scott and the remainder of the Adventure Consultants team – including our good friends Guy and Suze from Adventure Consultants – have left EBC and are heading back down valley toward Lukla and Kathmandu. Scott says it feels strange to leave Base Camp after all the intensity of focus there. Happily he found his second hiking shoe and now has a matching pair to walk in. Regarding his film projects, Scott was actually rolling when the earthquake struck and has continued to film the clean up effort at EBC – led by team leader and multiple Everest summitter, Guy Cotter. He also helped clean up the camp. Scottie is a man of action after all. He says it has been very intense and sad at Base Camp.
He’s now in Pheriche and then will spend a couple of days in Namche Bazaar before heading to Kathmandu. I’m uncertain of the situation in Kathmandu. I can only imagine it is very difficult with crowding, aftershocks and people living outside – and the hygiene issues associated with such a disaster. We hope for his safe return home in the next 10 days or so.