FANTASMA at EBC
Rest day in base camp. A peaceful sunny and downright beautiful day, members relaxing after their rotation, shaving, catching up with family and laundry… Bliss.
Dining floor a little wonky, we lift the floor (wooden plates each on a metal frameworks, supported by rocks) to fix… What do we find?! A stolen Gouda cheese, a corner nibbled, an untouched kit Kat, and various empty chocolates too?! This can’t be – a mouse?! Or in fact super-mouse to carry items of this size from high shelves to this comfy (and heated!) hideout??!!
Shiva, our beloved waiter and rock of all our expeditions says hang on!! 7 eggs missed from kitchen! Left out for alpine start breakfast and disappeared! The plot thickens… This is noooo mouse… Or rat… Could it be a weasel!?
Willie has seen a beautiful long tailed weasel in Gorak Shep, they do live at altitude. And what better choice than BBE’s luxury base camp?!
We have named him Josecito. Finally a BC pet, I hope he will come and snuggle with my hot water bottle. Proof: only some LARGE footprints….. CCTV to come!