Liz Pace has arrived safe and sound at home in New Jersey. Now, Joe is climbing with his guide, JJ (Jeff Justman). In this dispatch, Joe talks about a rough time he had climbing through the Khumbu Icefall. Here, the glaciers are as big as trucks, and the climb between base camp (17,500 ft) and camp one (19,200 ft) is treacherous. After one of their first trips to establish camp one, Joe realized he was short on water. He became very dehydrated and struggled to make it back to base camp. Throughout the difficult journey back, Joe was inspired by all of the school-children and friends and family back home. He knew things were looking up when Joe Cocker's version of "I Get By with A Little Help From My Friends" and "I Feel Alright" started going through his head.
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