Benegas Brothers Expeditions


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!

Georgie Davenport
About the Author
Georgie began working with Damian and Willie in 2008, whilst also running an adventure travel company in Patagonia. Nowadays now runs BBE’s expedition planning and logistics, as well as Everest Base Camp, down to the finest detail, to ensure the highest safety standards possible and maximize chances of a successful summit. Georgie adores skiing and fly fishing, and lives in the Pyrenees’s Val D’Aran. She is a USA certified NREMT-Paramedic and AHA Basic Life Support Instructor. Languages spoken: English and fluent Spanish.