|PALMC Support Group at Tengboche|
|EBC at 5,360 M ASL|
Mid-day on the 3rd day, we started at Namche Bazar for an acclimatization to an elevation of 3,780 MASL at Khumjung in 3 hours.
The 8 members of the group with age range from 32 to 50, composed mainly of young businessmen and office managers led by PALMC ex-president Banny Hermanos are sharing the trails proudly with international club trekkers predominantly Koreans, Japanese and Europeans. Well taken care of by Nepali guides Rodyu and Chandra and the 4 young porters Sherpa, we have been treated to sights and sounds of glacier laced peaks, rushing rivers at high altitude and low temperature of about 11 degrees C. Group is ably guided by a seasoned international traveler Gonci de Almeida, a Portuguese who has adopted manila as his main home. Rico Cabusao sees to our medical and kitchen needs and lawyer Orvin Diaz entertains us.
The group’s main mission is to document the trail that leads to the Everest Base Camp as a future reference to the typical Pinoy mountaineer. Captures in sights and sounds by ace photographers Banny Hermanos, Dom Goduco the current footage collected so far is inspiringly awesome.
|Philippine Flag Proudly Flying at High Altitude|
|Post Press Conference Socials at Katmandu after the successful bid 24 May|
The interest created by the successful climbs to the peak of Leo Oracion, Pastor Emata and Romy Garduce in 2006 inspired us to retrace their base camp routes so that the base camp, which once was a dreaded target for most Pinoy mountaineers can be made within friendly and affordable reach through our experience.
|World Class Photographer Banny Hermanos with his supporters|
|Philippine Camp at Everest Base Camp|
Chito Razon posting from Khumjung, 3,780 meters ASL (Sorry, under time pressure)
Photos posted at Katmandu 25 May 2007