4/18/2007: Tashi reports in from ABC. He is headed up to the
North col to set up camp. Tashi says the weather has been very kind to them.
"Many MANY expeditions headed up to ABC."
Earlier: Early this morning after
breakfast (Chinese style - u really have to be very hungry to eat this at 8 am
- its a acquired taste - Most westerners will just say I am not eating this
Any way we took a walk to the Gyantse fort and had a great birds eye view of
the Gyatse valley . very beautiful . We then drove to Sigatse - about 2 hours
drive - checked in to our hotel and then had a lovely chinese lunch. After an
hours rest then headed to Tashi limpu monastery - the head of the Panchen Lama
moanatery - This is abosutly very intresting monastery - the stupas of the 5
to the 9 panchen lama + the 10 panchen lama stupa is just beautiful - My best
chaple is the assemble hall - its just stunning- with beautiful statues of
Present Buddha and chaple of Taras.
After spending 1 hour at the monastery we headed to the fruit market and
brought lots of fruits like apple - pears and oranges for us to eat at the
base camp and ABC .
We drive to Tingri (4500m) tomorrow and then up to Base camp - just cant wait
to see my beloved CHOMOLUNGMA .
Best wishes and Greetings to my sponsors - TOYOTA - NEPAL and MULTIPLEX
My love to my wife Nima and my Mum and dad in Darjeeling .
next up date from base camp - Tashi
Background: Tashi Tenzing is returning to
Good to hear from you . All is well - Tashi Tenzing
expeditions party is 2 person only - Ms Klara Polackova - she is climbing with
me or I am guiding her this time to fulfil her dreams of Everest - She climbed
Cho Oyu with me last year and she is ready to hit Everest . I am going for the
last time to climb my beloved Chomolungma from the Tibet side and its
important to me as my family and my sherpa community started their climbing
career and today there the sherpas are the masters of Everest . And not the
least this climb is dedicated to the Nepalese people that we have peace and
stability and may the people of nepal enjoy the prosperity and good future in
the new govt. After so many years of un rest.
We leave for Lhasa tomorrow and will be spending about 6
days to acclimatised and then will be in base camp around 14 April and will
start climbing from ABC about the 26 of April .
Will keep up posted from Lhasa. Tashi
Tashi was born in Darjeeling, India on 30 November, 1965 -
youngest son of Pem Pem who is Tenzing Norgay's eldest daughter. Tenzing, with
Sir Edmund Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest on 29th May 1953. Tashi's
mother is also a climber. She was a member of the 1959 International Women's
Expedition to Cho Oyu, in Nepal - the 7th highest mountain in the world - an
expedition which ended tragically in the death of two climbers.