down the route on the way to camp 1.
Dear Everest News readers,
The rest of our team arrived
today in good health - apart from a little jetlag - and looking forward to the
Our arrivals and a big
Veisturs Garda - Latvia
Liga Hartmane - Latvia
Carlis Reihmanis - Latvia
James Duncan - USA
Rex Dougherty - USA
Frazier Keck - USA
Roland Marx - USA
Greg Mills - USA
Matt Vulk - USA
The team spent the afternoon
with our Leaders in Training checking through their high altitude equipment
and shopping for last minute things. The remainder of our climbing equipment
needed for the expedition arrived. We now have a total of 3000 meters of rope,
30 ice screws, 50 snow pickets, and approximately 100 carabiners. All this
equipment will soon find a new home on the slopes of Pumori, fixed there by
our expert climbing sherpa staff, under the leadership of Jangbu Sherpa.
We are off to have our
official expedition dinner now at the wonderful Tibetan restaurant - "Decheling",
run by a very friendly lady called Punima. It should be a fun night!
More news tomorrow.
From all of us at Summitclimb.com.
Wow! What a night at
Decheling! The food was fantastic, company was awesome and the whole team got
along famously!! It's going to be a good trip!
Another busy day though
today. Our Expedition Leader, Jay spent the entire morning briefing the team
thoroughly on the events of the coming days. He covered topics such as the
trekking schedule, what to do if confronted by a yak, dos and don'ts whilst on
the trail.... All in all, a very informative and entertaining few hours.
The afternoon was filled with
more last minute shopping for food, medicines, and equipment. The Leaders in
Training again proved very useful by leading various shopping "expeditions"
through the winding, narrow streets of Thamel.
We now have our Expedition
Permit! Dan, Jay and all the Leaders in Training have just come back from the
Tourism Ministry with permit in hand! For now though it's time to pack, as we
have a 3 am wake up call tomorrow morning!!!
We'll send some more news in
a few days from the Khumbu!
All the best, and thank you
for following our expedition, from all of us at Summitclimb.com.
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