Our esteemed leader gave us a lie in and suggested we stay in our sleeping bags till the sun came up at around 7.30am so the tents could warm up before getting dressed - who were we to argue with that!
The 'A' Team - the climbers of our group did some practicing on the glacier with ladders, boots and crampons today, as did the Sherpa's who will be going up with them, it has been a great day watching all the activity and preparation for the days to come....they have to do something as you have no idea how much these guys eat, eat and eat at every opportunity!!
After lunch The 'B' Team went out with Scott onto the glacier for a walk. OMG it was amazing, and to cap it all we were lucky enough to see, photograph and video a huge avalanche right in front of us - the noise was incredible. After a short photo shoot we carried on and seemed to be surrounded by rock falls everywhere.
Having arrived back at camp after our walk it has been snowing ever since. We are not wearing much you understand....just 5 layers on top and 2/3 on the bottom, this too has become the norm and we somewhat resemble the Michelin man!!!
As I sit and close out on today's update, Scott our Expedition Leader has now given us some entertainment by putting on his summit down suit - he resembles Little Red Riding Hood, but don't tell him I said that!!!
Over and out from Everest Base Camp before fingers get frost bite...and for those who love the stars you have to see them here to believe it, and some of us get to see them more than others!!
Lots of love,
Linda reporting from Everest Base Camp