DAY 1️⃣6️⃣ | Everest Base Camp Trek w/Kids /// WE MADE IT!! (cause we’re awesome)

DAY 1️⃣6️⃣ | Everest Base Camp Trek w/Kids /// WE MADE IT!! (cause we’re awesome)

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– All right, it’s a very cold morning after an extremely cold night. Toilet is full of ice. Another day in Gorak
Shep, but today is day 16. Today, we’re making it to EBC. But hopefully tomorrow, we get here early, but this is gonna be our
longest trek ever tomorrow. But we’re going down in elevation, and we can now push ourselves. Before, we couldn’t really push ourselves because we could run the risk
of getting altitude sickness, but now when we’re
going down in elevation, we can push ourselves. We can really make ourselves
go, so we should be able to, hopefully, get back to
Lukla in three or four days. But I’m getting ahead of myself, today’s all about going to the EBC, just a frustrating morning just because how rough everything is right now. Anyway, so hopefully the rest
of the day goes really good. Hopefully we’re feeling
fantastic from the culmination of reaching our final goal. (wind blowing) (tranquil music) I think this is our coldest day easily. – Yes, my toes are freezing. – [Ronnie] Yeah, we gotta keep moving. – And my fingers. – [Ronnie] Yeah, we gotta
keep moving, and moving fast. That’s the only way we’re gonna stay warm. And then that sun will hopefully bake us, but we have to get that body
pumping and the blood flowing. (wind blowing) Whoo! Buddy. Definitely the roughest start to our trek. Bitter cold wind. Freezing temperatures. (tranquil music) – Where did you just come
from, from Gorak Shep? – [Ronnie] Gorak Shep. – Gorak Shep. Are you gonna go and do Kala Patthar? – We did that yesterday.
– Gonna go down these, too? – Yep.
– That’s an achievement. Better off than half of my group. Well done, well done.
– Thank you. – Are you heading in for
anything particular, or– – No, just looking around. – [Ronnie] We wanted to
see how far we could get in just to see it and then go back. – You can go as far as you like, just follow this road and
then down a little bit. Just up here but it’s
to the left just there. Ignore that little camp, go right, and you can follow it as far as you like. Not a lot very interesting. ‘Cause it’s like a working camp. – [Ronnie] And what do
you, what’s your job? – This is my summit team here. So this block here is my team. This is Nygar, he’s my… – [Ronnie] Hey, Nygar. – Okay. So, we lost contact with
Camp Two last night, so we’ve been waiting to try
and get through on the radio. – Where’s Camp Two at? – So you see that?
– Up in the middle? – See that, yes, that little bit there? – Yeah.
– That’s the Ice Fall. – And you go up through those? – Through all those, you go through there. That’s called the Ice Fall,
that the most dangerous bit. Then you see where the
Ice Fall disappears? A little bit further it
goes flat, that’s Camp One. So Camp Two is just right further. It’s called the Western Field, and that’s where Camp Two is. Then you go up, onto Lhotse, so Lhotse’s the middle
mountain, you can’t see. Go onto Lhotse’s Base
to get up to Camp Three, and then Camp Four is on the Southern Col, which is where Everest True comes down, and then you go up there
on your final summit. – [Ronnie] So how many teams
are Summiting right now? – So, there are 330 permits,
330 individuals climbing, and that’s made up of 94 different groups. So some groups are one and two people. My group here is 12 people. (helicopter roaring in distance) A helicopter of mine will
actually be doing the loop to come back up and go through
the line, but we’ll see. – [Ronnie] How far can
it go, the helicopter? – A helicopter hasn’t
landed on the summit. Didn’t stop it, didn’t land, touch down (whistles) straight away. – [Ronnie] I didn’t
know that was possible. – Yes, but only the newest ones, so this will have to be a Bell B3, ’cause the B2s don’t have
the power to get up there. He may be landing at this end. There are four helipads.
– Okay. – Or it may be doing a long
run up to get up there. – [Ronnie] So what was
the reason for it landing? Just to land, just to see if it could? – Yeah, just a bit of a stunt,
really, in my honest opinion. But Camp Two, routinely every day there’ll be one or two helicopters to Camp Two, maybe to pick people up who
are sick or to drop stuff off. – [Ronnie] Okay, so Camp Two helicopters– – Common, pretty common. – Oh, I didn’t know that. – Again, three is just quite dangerous, unless it’s life threatening. (helicopter roaring) – What’s your name again?
– Ben. – [Ronnie] We’re the Jones family. – [Ben] The Jones family from Missouri. – [Ronnie] From Missouri, yeah. – [Ben] How old are you? – Nine. – Nine, that’s a pretty cool age to say you’ve to Base Camp. – [Ronnie] That’s what we thought. Okay, thank you, Ben. – Look out for Eco Everest now, they’ll make you all a cup of lemon tea. – Oh, man.
– You can’t beat it. – That’d be great, thank you.
– All right. I’ll see you later.
– Thank you. Hey, Vietnam! – Yes, it’s me! – You made it!
– Yeah, I made it. – [Ronnie] Congratulations. – On that day, I didn’t
make it to Lobuche. I slept in Lukla, and
then I get a bad headache. – You stayed at Dukla?
– Dukla, yeah. – What place, Kala Patthar Inn? – Something like, Yak Lodge.
– Oh, okay. Well, that’s good. – I get bad headache. But I made it here, yay!
– Today, good! Well, that’s awesome. We were wondering what happened. – Because I cannot walk slow, I know I walk slow, but when I walk, when my
heart fast, I had to sit down. – [Ronnie] It’s smart. We took lots of days off, you know? You didn’t take that many days off. All right, well, I’m good. I don’t really need to go any further. I mean, go all the way down
the end of the glacier, but I don’t think there’s
much more to see but tents. – Yeah. Where did we go? – [Ronnie] Yeah, right up that
ice field, into the cloud, into Everest Base Camp Two and Three. Right up through there. All right, we officially did it. It’s pretty awesome, huh, B-man? – What? – Being this close the ice field. – Yeah. – [Nepalese Woman] How old they are? – Nine and eleven. – [Nepalese Woman] Can I
take a picture with the– – [Ronnie] Yeah, where are you guys from? – Nepal.
– Nepal, oh, okay. – You?
– U.S. Yeah. Hey, they wanna take a picture, guys. Give her a good smile. Guys, take off your, show your faces. – Bastian, come over to
the other side of her. – [Ronnie] And listen to this girl here. She’s setting up the photo. Take your hoods off. And show your face a little bit. – Are you okay?
– Yeah. Thank you, guys, that was
nice to talk with people. – It was nice to bump into
the youngest visitor so far. – [Ronnie] Oh, is he’s
the youngest you’ve seen? – Yeah. – [Ronnie] Yeah, and he carried
his pack the whole way here. He carried his pack the
whole way, from Lukla. – He?
– Yeah, his pack. No porter, no guide. – Oh, wow. You’re very strong. – [Ronnie] This guy carried five kilos and this guy carried–
– 10. – [Ronnie] He started off with 10, but then he added some rocks
in there that he really liked, so now I think he’s up to 11 or 12. – They’re saying that we should head back because the weather’s getting bad. – [Ronnie] Oh really? Okay. Okay, well, I think they would know, so we’ll take their advice. All right, thank you, guys. And thanks for that advice. – Bye.
– Bye. – [Woman] Tea or hot water? – [Ronnie] Yeah, why would we say no? – You can go there. Juice or tea or hot water? – Whatever’s easy. – What do you like? – Tea.
– Tea. – [Man] Coffee, as well. – Tea, tea’s good.
– Coffee – You wanna have coffee?
– Yeah, please. – [Woman] The American astronaut
who was the only person to go to this base and to climb Everest. Scott Parazynski, he made a donation to us while we were trekking
to the Everest Base Camp. And I literally jumped for joy. – That’s nice.
– Yeah. Okay, so a group of
five women journalists. – Yes. They are taking up ice
ax in the place of a pen and are going to raise their voice, not from their media houses,
but from that elevation. – [Ronnie] Oh, so did you get that? Taking up an ice ax, instead
of the pen, or a computer. – Yeah, yeah. (laughing) – We’re very close to realizing our goal. It’s been a year we’ve been working on it. – Wow.
– Lots of preparation. – Lots of.
– Good luck. – Thank you. We have climb two mountain in 36 hours as part of our training. I’ve also touched the
Camp Three and come back, so it has boosted our confidence. – [Ronnie] What elevation
is Base Camp Three? – Base Camp Three? 7,900. – [Ronnie] Okay, wow. – But we touched the
downward, we didn’t go up. We just went to the foot of Camp Three. It is a 65 vertically steep
climb, so we just went there, saw it, prepared ourself mentally. We overcame our fear because that is also one of the biggest hurdles in the climb. – Well, thank you very
much for your hospitality. It means a lot. – The climate could be hostile,
but people could not afford to be here at this such place. The climate could be hostile,
we can place forward, but people cannot afford to be outside in such an environment. It holds you back. – [Ronnie] Yeah. The hostility in this
environment is too much. ‘Cause you got too much other hostility coming from the environment. Well, thank you so much. We won’t take any more time. I guess we gotta get going back. What was your name? – Rosha Basnet – Rosha. Oh, okay. And your name?
(talking indistinctly) Okay.
(laughing) – Are you going back, or
staying somewhere around here? – No, we’re gonna go back to– – Gorak Shep.
– Gorak Shep. You should look around. – We did, but they’re getting tired. – I think it takes two hours to reach it. – Yeah. – Thank you.
– Thank you. You’re most welcome. – [Ronnie] Do we have all the children? We’re missing one. – Yeah, we’re missing one. – [Ronnie] Amen, more selfies. More selfies. Do you wanna get a selfie? – Huh? (tranquil music) – [Ronnie] Yeah, honey, your… – Oh, okay. – Good luck, guys. Okay, that’s it, we’re
done, Everest Base Camp. We walked pretty much
all the way down there. A couple of people invited
us into their tents. We only had the chance to do one. Overall, pretty exciting day. Very good day. We made it, eight months
of planning, independent. Very proud of the whole family. Thanks so much. (tranquil music)

61 thoughts on “DAY 1️⃣6️⃣ | Everest Base Camp Trek w/Kids /// WE MADE IT!! (cause we’re awesome)”

  1. So proud ofcyou guys….i dunno why but i just cried…. Tears of joy…feels like i was with all of you throughout the journey…thanks!

  2. Your family finally made it. B man could be the youngest to make to base camp. So proud of your family.

  3. Very nice video.. People meeting in EBC,taking pictures & Nepali people invitation for tea.. showing hospitality…

  4. Major Congrats on making it to EBC ! This kids were rock stars on that trail….I had to laugh when I saw the reactions to the kids from the Base Camp climbers. Curious as th what kind of camera you used…GoPro?…Iphone?….again congrats

  5. proud with you guys… really inspired me actually im crying when i saw your child … they are so strong… congrats from malaysia

  6. One of the best moments in the life of Jones family, one of the greatest way to teach your children about the hardship of life and feeling of heart felt elation when achieving your goals or feeling of failure if you fail to achieve your goal but after a moment of odd thoughts, then urge to move on.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS Jones family. You made it 👏👍 A remarkable achievement…each of you should be very proud of yourself. Good luck and all the very best on the next leg of your world adventure.

  8. What a great feat you guys as a family have achieved, I can only imagined the excitement upon seeing Mt. EVerest.
    So many new friends, stories , it feels almost unreal, like an epic story book this point. But heyyy congrats again The Jones

  9. I tell your feat to the little family and coworkers … and yes it's the beginning of celebrity guys

  10. Congratulations from the Netherlands.. you guys are amazing.. i did visit Bali 3 weeks ago and love all your video's

  11. BIG CONGRATULATIONS i am soooo proud for y’all and so very impressed with all of you! And I want to thank you for taking us with you, I’m disabled and I would never to be able to see or do the thing that y’all have ! So I am living vicariously through your family and your videos! Thank you for letting me see what I would have never seen! May God Bless you and keep you safe throughout you journeys! Your an amazing family!

  12. Congrats your guys reach to EBC; hope someday younger boy will reach to top of the mountain.

    Good luck to Jones family.

  13. Everytime i watch your vlog, i never stop smile. Congratulation! And say “hi” to the kids and. Love their spirit !!

  14. Call me sappy but I teared up at the wefie. Bastian is positively beaming! You guys did it! You and Amy raised such great boys. My only hiking experience was at an easy trail, and I took 65minutes. I told myself never again. Guess I'll live my hiking adventure through you guys. Thanks for this awesome video. Ronnie, Amy, Ayden, Bastian, you guys are the coolest travelling family on Youtube!

  15. Congratulations for reaching EBC safely, healthy, and happy! Thanks to Mom being amazing navigator and packer, kids being good listeners/cooperative, and Dad being great anchor!….Team Work!

  16. Congratulations!!! 👍 LOL Dad "Pretty awesome hah, B-man?" B-man "What?" 😂 Has the boy fully grasp the scale of what he's done? 😱😂

  17. So amazing! Great job to all of you. This is so fun to watch. I hope you get a lot more views. Good luck on the way down.

  18. Congratulations 🍾🎉🎈Jones family!! You guys made it! Great achievement for the whole family especially the boys!

  19. What an emotional video – we have enjoyed every step of your journey to EBC and feel so proud of you all for the success of your independent trek….way to go guys, you are an inspiration….🙂

  20. Congrats Jones’! How amazing for the kids to have experienced this! You and Amy did an awesome job keeping them safe on this once in a lifetime journey!

  21. The Talmud teaches, "According to the effort is the reward." (Pirkei Avot 5:23) Every effort is a success, even if you don't see the result. What a journey! It's going to help your will power and mentality geared towards reaching worthwhile goals. And what a priceless gift you give to your children! It's a great step forward in building their self-confidence too. They're going to have the courage to live their dreams in future. Wise parents.

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, ch 64) If you go back to your very first two videos (before flying to Bali) and now this, well I must admit that I have learned so much from you, Where the Jones!!! Thank you so much!!!!

  22. Y'all meeting the journalists was one of those special moments that 'happen' while traveling; unplanned, real, and amazing. Same with the lady from Vietnam, running into her at different times on a trek of immense challenge, you create a connection and share in the joy of accomplishment! EBC is definitely on our Adventure bucket list! Thanks again for the inspiration!

  23. Wow you did so well, congratulations to you all! Are you tempted for further treks now? May I ask what music you use at the end, it's so beautiful! ❤️

  24. Thanks for visiting Nepal.Hope you enjoyed.boys are strong.hope you will visit other places of nepal too in future.Namaste🇳🇵

  25. Wow… this was so moving and awe inspiring. I have such a huge respect for A and B like you have no idea. Trekking and hiking is one of the most challenging things I can think of (at least for myself)… I love it but it really can crack me. And my 9 or 11 year old self would have definitely never ever made it (even now as an adult I do not know if I could make it). But I guess there is some kind of magic when you have parents that know (and make you feel that) you can do hard things and they are just there next to you at your side. Thanks for showing all of us how a good family can make extraordinary things happen. 🙌🏼 #Fan4Life

  26. That was a lovely story of you guys as a family going to the EBC. Thank you for sharing your journey and all the possible tips. Congratulations on completing the EBC : the Jones!!!!

  27. So B man is the youngest record holder for reaching EBC. A great gift by father and mother. He ll be so great full

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