Although we were actually in Pheriche…..
The uncertainty over when and if we would eventually climb Everest finally took its toll while we were in Pheriche. While Pierre held firm,Nathalie and I fell off the (very long) wagon and spent some time at the altar of “San Miguel” in the hope that this would bring some better news. An Everest veteran had warned me that this moment would come and had prescribed the appropriate “medicine” to deal with it. I’m glad to report that this momentary lapse seemed to do its job and we are all now safely back on the wagon until the job is hopefully done!