The first stage of the long hike up to basecamp.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

895

m

592

m

14

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

The expedition begins! Athletes Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison arrived by heli in Namche to begin their expedition with the aim of being the first people to ski from the summit of Lhotse.

From Namche they walked to Phortse where they would meet up with their team of sherpa. Once in Phortse, they spent a day hiking and acclimatising.