10 April 2014 -
Today the Nepal team flew to Lukla in a 16 seat Twin Otter twin engined
propeller plane. It was an exciting flight, the weather was perfect and we saw
Everest! Upon arrival we went to a very comfortable teahouse and had a yummy
breakfast. The Tibet team boarded a bus after some uncertainty if the road to
Tibet would be open (it was opened at about 6 am, luckily).
As we speak they are bumping along the Arniko Highway up to the Tibet boarder.
Luckily the weather has been dry so the road is passable. By the way, after a
fun few days of the Nepal side and Tibet side SummitClimb and SummitTrek teams
hanging out and socialising together, we parted company, we shall certainly
miss joking around with them, and we wish them all of the very best. Perhaps
we will meet them on the summit of Everest as we did last year.
9 April 2014 -
In the morning we had a team meeting at our very comfortable and quiet Hotel
in Thamel, Kathamandu. During the meeting we discussed the plans for our
climbs and treks, equipment we would need, etc. In the afternoon we had a
permit signing ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism and all members received a
beautiful souvenir scarf.
8 April 2014 -
Our teams arrived and the leaders and Sherpas continued packing, organizing,
and preparing for the upcoming expeditions. We checked all of the member's
gear to be sure they had what they needed and went shopping together so they
could find any missing bits and pieces at one of Thamel's many trekking and
climbing shops, with great prices. In the evening we had a delicious welcome
dinner together with the team.
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