Tough day, starting when I learned of the disaster in Nepal. As many of you know I was climbing Mt Everest last year when an avalanche killed 16 people, and a number of the friends I made on that trip were back there this year and in Base Camp. One of them was killed in the avalanche this morning.
It really affected me today, perhaps more than I expected; he was one of those ‘indestructible’ types that you think can come out of anything unscathed. Maybe it was also the memories of what happened when I was there coming back and remembering all those emotions as I was hearing news from my friends who were with me there last year. I just don’t know. Either way it has been a low day of shock, contemplation and a search for a meaning where perhaps there is none. I’m sure it will take a while to come to terms with what has happened. As for my progress, ironically the weather was actually good for running today on the one day my heart just wasn’t in it.
My thoughts are with all those in Nepal and the climbing community. Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully a better one for all.