Episode 082: The Rest of The Everest

Life Imitating Art. We spent the evening in Shegar, New Tingri hanging out in the tea house. Our acclimatization is going really well so we all felt great.

It was a very enjoyable evening and very different from the routine we’ve been repeating up to now. The past few nights after the sightseeing was over Scott and I have retired to our room and Lobsang and Yunglo our driver have retired to theirs.

Here in Shegar, we all hung out in the tea house until late into the evening just talking and drinking milk tea. It was great to get to know Lobsang a lot better and to get a real insight as to what it’s like to be a twenty-something Tibetan. Lobsang is very modern and looks just like anyone you’d bump into in any large American city or college town. But he balances all of that with devout belief in the Tibetan Buddhism that permeates this landscape. He really is doing a phenomenal job at keeping one foot in the past while he walks into the future.

My favorite part of the evening was when I discovered that the altitude hadn’t effected my iPod. I took it into the tea house and was able to show the guys a few episodes of The Rest of Everest. It was totally surreal and I filmed us a little.

Here I was in Tibet to film more adventures for the podcast when it was the podcast that got me back to Tibet. We were watching the podcast while I filmed for the podcast and the video will be edited into a new episode of the podcast in which we watched the podcast.

I guess it doesn’t matter that we’re acclimatizing well. My head hurts anyway…

Jon Miller

Total Running Time: 19:31