tibet3 -- HOME Day 2: On my way to Everest Base Camp. I'm climbing up to the Lanma La, approximately 17,000 ft (6000 m) Actuall, I got a little lost. My book's description of the pass was a little misleading and I ended up walking much higher than I needed to. If you do it correctly you will find that if you look to your right as you cross the pass (at about 17,000 feet) you will see another pass 1000 feet higher. So it is really a sort of double pass. Well, I walked all the way up to the other pass because my book said I should stay to the right. I guess I stayed too much to the right and I came to the wrong pass. I thought something might be wrong so I used my compass for the first time ever. Then it became clear what I had done wrong. So I walked back down to the correct pass and pitched my tent at 17,000 ft. It was an interesting feeling, being totally alone in the middle of the mountains. But I had plenty of water and food so I was quite comfortable. I had the whole place to myself that night.

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