Lots of fun here in Kathmandu, getting to know my awesome teammates and guides, and nailing down a few last logistics. Our kit is set, and we are planning to fly to Lukla tomorrow AM… if the weather allows. Biblical rainstorms today in the city, and reports of mixed snow and rain up high. This may be an issue tomorrow, because the flight is done by sight (VFR) not instrument. Thus, conditions must be perfect in order for us to fly out. No worries, we are certainly not in a rush at this point.
Kathmandu has changed a bit since I was last here in 1984… but just a bit. Still lots of raucous traffic, still bad air pollution, and still lots of warmth from the people.