Another arrival for our team today, with Daniel
Marino, from Melbourne Australia. This is Daniel’s
first trip to Nepal and he spent a wide-eyed
afternoon checking out the sights, sounds and smells
Rex and I
have started our daily training walks to Swayabunath, or
“the Monkey Temple” as it’s more commonly known. I say
training walks, because the walk involves approximately
5 km to the base of the temple, then a steep, 1000 step
climb to the temple itself. The efforts though, are
extremely rewarding. It’s very peaceful, with the sound
of Monks chanting and the scent of incense and butter
Sharma, our Trekking Agent from Parivar Trekking also arrived back in Nepal
today. He’s been traveling with Dan Mazur in the USA and UK, promoting the Mt
Everest Foundation – a charity that has been established to assist the people
of Patale Village. The Foundation will eventually provide a much needed health
care facility and workers and also build a new school.
expedition is really starting to come together now. With the arrival of Murari,
we’ve now got the permit paperwork underway, the food and equipment being
delivered, and our Staff organized. It seems we have a very strong team of
Sherpa Staff. Our Staff list follows - Jangbu Sherpa, Shera Sherpa, Lakpah
Sherpa, Tenzing Sherpa, Maya Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa.
been with us on several Expeditions, is an awesome climber and extremely
strong. He is also very perceptive to member needs and takes very good care of
people in his charge.
climbed Ama Dablam twice and has been high on Pumori and Manaslu. His English
is excellent and he is a very personable fellow.
Tenzing are “our muscle”. They are enormously strong and can easily carry
loads up to 50kg for long periods. They are valuable additions and are
essential to the success of the Team.
a world record in 2003 by being the world’s first Nepali woman on the summit
of Ama Dablam. We are hoping she can establish the same record on Pumori.
worked for us a Trekking Guide in 2003. This will be her first mountain. We
wish her the very best of luck!
though, Rex, Daniel and I are off to check out what the Roadhouse Café has to
offer for dinner!
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