March 25 - May 31
Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
March 26th, 2005: Hello
everyone, This is Christine reporting in from Kathmandu. Willie Benegas,
leader of our expedition, and Dean Cardinale arrived yesterday. Raymond Behm
arrive on the 23rd. The rest of our climbing team, Kay, Joe and Eric will
arrive tomorrow along with our trekking and camp 2 group. All the
shopping and planning has been done. We can now relax and wait for the rest
of the team to arrive. Yesterday was "Holy Holiday". The nepalis celebrate
by sacrificing animals to the Gods. The kids paint themselves with red dye.
In addition the kids make water ballons or fill buckets of water and target
innocent people as the walk down the street. I was the the victim to this
practice yesterday. After an early morning walk I arrived at my hotel
drenched with water from head to toe.
Besides the holy holiday,
everything in Kathmandu remains normal. We are look forward to seeing the
rest of the team tomorrow!
More in a couple days!
All the best, Christine
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