The original plan had been to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, and join the well trodden trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back again. We would have 16 days in which to trek the 111km. However, due to bad weather, our plans were to change, and we would now have to trek an additional 50km, in a reduced time of 12 days, and the first 3 – 4 days would be on a much less used, and much more arduous route. The gauntlet was thrown down. Would our band of VIPs (Visually Impaired People) be up to the challenge. Of course we would!!
Dean Dunbar, UK