Day 121: Himalayas Ho! (read: we will be gone a long time)


Because we have spent too much time hating slow and dodgy internet, looking at computer screens and working recently, we are setting out for Everest Base Camp at an obscenely early hour tomorrow. Of course, as intrepid and rugged explorers, we do not actually mind the early hour.

This is not true at all. We have scheduled naps today. And we are may not be as rugged as most making this trek. We are constantly offended by Lara's hair in its current grow out from shaved head stage (to be fair: most of the complaining comes from Lara herself...though strangers occasionally add their two cents), and do things like makeovers at 1 AM in our hotel.

But a-hiking we will go, and we will probably buy some knock-off North Face gear, so we feel that will help us blend in.

So wish us luck and send prayers as we voyage out to brave things like avalanches (not the season), wild yaks (not usually wild), no internet access (not so much a bad thing), and the Yeti (not so much a real thing.

So goodbye and peace to all for the next 12 days...

101 comments:

Jonathan said...

good luck girls! i am very jealous.

i will be waiting here for your return, clutching my beer anxiously (like the girl in the photo, which evoked just the right amount of love for such a precious beverage).

SavvySunshine said...

oooh, I am so jealous! (Jonathan, you and I should get together and plot how we are going to *punish* them for making us this green with envy... LOL I'm joking, I'm joking - for the most part!) Seriously, I hope y'all have fun.

C&L (that's what I'm calling you two as a unit from now on), I did a post on 'T'. Check it out here.

Sunshine

SavvySunshine said...

Holy shit! Y'all made the BON! And you two aren't even here to note it! That's funny.

Congrats!

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MLópez said...

What's so beautifull girl . . . I love you !

R2K said...

Omg you know what word I hate? Anthropomorphic. I always trip on that one!

Anyway, great page and welcome to the blogger blogs of note list! Front page of blogger if you still dont know what I mean!

satomi said...

I never look at blogs of note list, but today I found it and your blog name, while I was looking for updates on Blogger beta.

As Blogger.com announced upgrade, I bet a lot of folks now come and see the blogger top page:)

Good luck for the trip.

shashavica said...

I wish I could be in your place. But that would only be in my wildest dreams. I only fantasized that I was climbing Mount Everest when I watched the movie Vertical Limit.
Take care of yourself!

Visit me sometime: www.shashavica.blogspot.com

fakir005 said...

I notice that you have not put up Google Ads on your blog. Your blog is being advertised by Blogger at no cost to you and probably being visited by 2*30 (i.e. a giga) times. You could have earned enough to pay for your trip.

TV Guy said...

very best of luck to you all..

skellious said...

I have your laptop!!! [not that thats any relevence!] gd luck!

Hawaii Vixen said...

Congrats on the blog of note. Travel safe and have fun!!

Anonymous said...

Great Blog. You guys are living my dream of being a wanderer. Be safe and keep it real.

Mariesaintmichel said...

Good luck girls, and may the force be with you. Enjoy the summit!

BionicBuddha said...

Good luck! The wild yaks and yeti will surely need taming...


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"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

ALL THE LUCK
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

in2deep said...

first congratulations on being the blog of note and have a safe trip girls!:)

Blogger said...

This is indeed one sweet blog you dont know how special it is getting real comments by real people all I tend to get is those from bots.

Oberon said...

........you are having too much fun!

chumly said...

Be safe and don't feed the yeti's.

Sonja said...

I happened on your blog by checking out the blogs of note too, you seem to be envoking jealosy easily among bloggers... hope you post some new pics of your journey so I can live vicariously through people who still get to! ;O) Safe exploration.

Alma Ritchel said...

hi, blog hopping here...

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A.Roberson said...

This is a fantastic blog. I'm new to the bogger game, but your blog is what mines aspires to be. Please take a look at my blog, and tell me what you think (question-man.blogspot.com), and have fun on your trip. I love people who live their lives to the fullest.....rock on!

koca said...

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and purpose to be a part of this revolutionary exercise.
May the girls come to Kenya-we will welcome you with open arms?

Incog & Nito said...

Good luck girls - you are living many peoples dream - enjoy it for all of us

R2K said...

"I notice that you have not put up Google Ads on your blog. Your blog is being advertised by Blogger at no cost to you and probably being visited by 2*30 (i.e. a giga) times. You could have earned enough to pay for your trip."

Not exactly, it is about 2500 readers a day tailing off to 1500 readers a day by the end of your listing. That only accounts for about 3 or 5 $ a day addsense money. :(

frozenminds said...

My Best Wishes To All! May u have a great time and take care.God be with u.

steve said...

hey cool............good luck...

GoodHappyNews said...

You 2 are the best. Keep up the good word and trust me you will have a book published - maybe even a movie - now that would be scary.

I started a newspaper for all of us writers out there so if you ever want to send something my way please do. It's nowhere your quality but it gives us common folk a chance to share.

Look at www.peoplespressnews.com if you want to send anyything.

Be safe, Be well and have a great time.

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bookworm_girl said...

*sigh*
I'll be lucky if I get to Paris this October...
You're lucky! Suppose that happens when you're not school, huh?

Kay Richardson said...

Blimey. I wonder if you'll meet any monsters.

MiddleMan said...

T R I P P I N G D A I S Y ! ! !

Kyle the Lost said...

I dont wana feel like im waisting space on your comments page...but i really want to know how your are getting the chance and going to all these different countries. It has always been my dream to travel but everyone thinks it is impossible. So i just want to know how you get to do it?

Alex said...

Good luck!

If the Yetis attack, just remember all they want is to steal from your base station's internet connection.

They're big uploaders, those Yeti, and they'll stop at nothing to get all the extra bandwidth they need.

... said...

How old are you two?? What a great adventure you are on...

At the age of 24 I sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, and have been chronicling the sea-journal of that adventure in blog form... www.atlantic-sailboat.blogspot.com

Amalia said...

Oh my god girls...I can't believe you're missing this!!! Hike faster - your site is blowing up!!

And for those new Lara-and-Claire fans, you should check out their other baby: hatetohelp.blogspot.com.

Love,
Ama

Lana said...

OH MY GOD! you girls are blog of note! I'M COMMENT NUMBER 38, WTF?! this is so cool.

to everyone reading these comments - keep track of this blog! it's awesome and hilarious and all things quirky - you wont regret it!

and if you want to learn more about lara and claire, see their first few blogs - it explains who they are, how they can afford to do this trip, how old they are, where they're from, etc. they're the BEST!

Brett A. Bumgarner said...

please don't die. er, break a leg.

Julia Lundman Midlock (Julie) said...

wow good luck! Wish I was going.

Jenny said...

i am amused, entertained, intrigued. i am Jenny, a newbie to your site, and a stranger to you, for now. i just wanted you to know that i read your entire site today and enjoyed every minute. i then blogged about it on my own site and, thus, am cheering you on! trip on, cool chicks, trip on...

Jammu said...

good luck!

Laini said...

Just randomly stumbled upon your site and really enjoyed wandering around. I hope your journey is going well, and I will check back! I've been daydreaming a lot recently about going to India, so I am deeply jealous.

Mari said...

Wow!! I just found your site through BON and I'm HOOKED. When is Claire's book going to get published?

JR's Thumbprints said...

Good luck with the adventure! Like everyone commenting, I can't wait to hear more.

chirapat said...

wow,it sounds very excited!
Love to be there someday.

Bon voyage.

raj said...

Hey C&L,

hehe..mch easier to call that. Hope ur havin hell of a time on the Everest!! I stumbled upon ur blog from nowhere, and boy! It has been great! Tk you for makin my day..lol..I was so mch into it that I ws readin ur encounters for more than 3 hrs now! Well, had been great fun, knowing wt you guys hav experienced in India. Whoa! hav fun!

raj

Molly Brown said...

Hey! Hey! Hey! I would have gone with you!! I can sniff out a trail better than anyone! Darn, why do I always miss out on the fun stuff!!

Devdas said...

Golly gee whiz, be safe folks. Visit my blog when you get back from your high-flying adventure.

R2K said...

Just keep drinking. Thick blood is not good at altitude.

Alex said...

man... this blog rocked! keep up the good work. totally diggin this...

JosephintheBracknell said...

Why be jealous? all of you can travel, if you want to.

Tiny Tones said...

Ah yes! Everest. I remember it well. From my experience there are only a few things you need to keep in mind for a successful trip: 1. remember to pack a spare cardigan 2. smoking at such high altitudes isn't easy, and 3. there are plenty of smart jokes to be made at yaks' expense. Good luck girls!

PI said...

The Himalayas? Liked him - couldn't stand her.
I'm green with envy. Stay safe!

lucyluce said...

Nice blog!
Have fun!
:-))

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Good luck, with the book. It'll be great!

Stickler said...

What an amazing adventure you both have had so far. Like so many others who have commented, I never click on blogs of note, but the title just caught my eye and now i'm a fan. Good luck and just remember losing a finger or toe up there is just a badge of honor!

Muslim Unity said...

Inshallah ALLAH will bless you and you will have a safe trip.

May ALlah Bless everybody!

A.Roberson said...

I am still in awe of your way of life. Good luck, and God Bless! Please be safe.

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Amy said...

It sounds like you are embarking on a fantastic journey! Good luck!

herewegoagain said...

I had more fun reading your blog today after finding it on blogs of note..and to think, you won't even know how many new readers you have for a couple more weeks.

I linked to you because you two rock! SO funny, yet so much what we all want to do!

Take care! Can't wait to read all about Everest.

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herewegoagain said...

I hope I'm not double-posting. Wow, you have some traffic on this blog today! Congrats on BON, and I just love your blog. I linked to it today from mine and I can't wait to hear all about Everest. You go, girls!

Monica said...

good luck and I will pray for you!

waiting for some news, go, go, go!

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Good luck to all of you, I envy you all.

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CollegeDaydream said...

Awesome Blog. Have a great time and watch every step! It could be your last! I'm jealous tho.

Michael C said...

Congrats on being selected the Bestest Blog Of The Day. What a cool thing you are doing...it must be a great way to enjoy life

Stella said...

Good luck!

Kel said...

This blog is great!

Lexa Rosean said...

Sending prayers and magick for your safety climbing and RETURNING from Everest. Your blog is great. Found you because of Bestest Blogs.
safe and glorious travels!

S. Scott Craft said...

Great blog! Too bad that you have bad Internet service there. Are you going to eat any wild yaks, while you're there?

Wishing You Good Health And Plenty Of Wealth,
S. Scott Craft

infonote said...

Wish you best of luck. Hope you have a happy hike. Walk for us (joking).

Julie said...

I found you last week through the Random Blog button on the Bestest Blog of All-Time site. Then I saw you were picked as Bestest Blog of the day! Woo hoo! And then you're also a BON! WhOa! You guys are going places (literally! WAAA waaaa)

Senor Cheeseburger said...

my blog is better. I have actually been in an avalanche. strangled a yak with my bare hands because I felt like it, and gave a reach-around to a yeti once because I'm a nice guy.

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Nicholas Borelli said...

Good luck!

But I was interested in the part of your profile that said your were writing for yourselves and not your MIA agents. At least your agents are MIA. At best, mine's AWOL, at worst, an outright deserter!

So, I trudge on. But I don't write jsut for me. I write so others can read my stuff.

Regards,

Nick Borelli

Anonymous said...

you spoiled God bitches...you have no idea what real life is really like. Privlaged fucks.

r_y_a_n said...

whoa, whoa, "anonymous." I sense a little jealousy here.

p.s Lara & Claire. Who are all these people and when are you getting back?!!

-r

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SavvySunshine said...

I am so with amalia on this. These comments are hilarious and you guys - girls?- aren't even here to read them. Y'all would have a riot at this shiz (that's my new ghetto word for the day).

Now I have an excuse *Ahem* rationalization for my stalking your blog when you're not here.

Mark said...

Wow! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This blog is inherently boring.
That said, good on you for getting out there and living life. I may not like your writing style but I admire your spirit.

Anonymous said...

love your blog

Geoff said...

Sweet Jesus! 84 comments! That's more times than i've been laid... 83.95 more times...

poteleche said...

I don't even know how i bumped into this blog but i found it really amusing.

Good luck on your trip, hi from the caribbean

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A long way to go for a HO! Don't you think?

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tambura said...

Good luck on your trip. i wish I could also be there.

Anonymous said...

all the best

fan club said...

what a great trip! until you return, we can console ourselves w/ the works of laurence sterne, namely Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

Yasser said...

good luck

Roxx said...

I'll be following your blog closely! I have actualy been planning a similer trip myself for sometime next year. Awesome blog and congrats on Blogs of Note!

Srta Geek said...

YETI!!Ooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Good luck!!

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sarah mac said...

i'm green with envy and living vicariously through your posts. congrats on being a BON...you're musings are certainly worth it!
love
a girl in CA with a hopelessly broken leg and the travelbug

Claire and Lara said...

Someone had to be the 101st comment. We are so sorry about the broken leg!

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