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Kathmandu Redux

Everest 2016  •  March 26

Great day.  Met the whole team (minus my buddies still in transit), and everyone is super.  While my lovely wife was caucusing for Hillary (GO HILLARY), I was tending to sundry details like setting up my data plan and tying up loose ends.  And, most importantly, getting to know this great team.

Greg always inspires confidence.
Greg always inspires confidence.
Justin takes us through a preview, by the book.
Justin takes us through a preview, by the book.
Infrastructure challenges abound.
Infrastructure challenges abound.
Business as usual in the mountaineering shops of Tamel.
Business as usual in the mountaineering shops of Tamel.
There seems to be no shortage of imported goods here.
There seems to be no shortage of imported goods here.
Pedicabs in Tamel.
Pedicabs in Tamel.
This has already shaped up to be an awesome team!
This has already shaped up to be an awesome team!
Thanks. Yes. Yes I will.
Thanks. Yes. Yes I will.

And, we tried to avoid the dust and fumes that swarm all around us.

Traffic was brisk, but some lulls happened... Saturday afternoon near the US Embassy.
Traffic was brisk, but some lulls happened… Saturday afternoon near the US Embassy.
Walking back to the hotel after picking up some small items.
Walking back to the hotel after picking up some small items.
Welcome dinner on the rooftop restaurant.
Welcome dinner on the rooftop restaurant.
Welcome dinner on the rooftop restaurant.
Welcome dinner on the rooftop restaurant.
These trekkers travel in style...
These Lobuche climbers travel in style…

Plan: fly to Lukla early tomorrow morning, then walk to Phak Ding where we spend our first night on the route.  Weather looks favorable, so hopefully we will not have a repeat of last year’s delays….

9 thoughts on “Kathmandu Redux

  1. Hi Paul,
    Your blog is now my bedtime reading activity with my daughters. Good luck and know your friends in Pittsburgh are cheering you on!
    Susan

    1. Yay Susan that is wonderful! I did not think this would make a good children’s bedtime saga, but why not? Truly, thanks, and best to the whole family.

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