Two Updates below:
Dear Everestnews Readers,
This Jay Reilly writing to introduce the Pinnacle Sports
Australia Ama Dablam Expedition.
Team Roster -
Jay Reilly - Leader
and Wombat (not his real name but preferred title)
The team has strted to trickle into Kathmandu already with
the safe arrival of Tim and Wombat yesterday. They plan to relax and take in
the sights of the Kathmandu Valley before the expedition officially kicks in
on the 15th. Meanwhile, I'm preparing the logistics. And what a job that is!
To give you an idea of what's involved in climbing a mountain like Ama Dablam,
we need to purchase, pack, arrange, organise and transport the following -
5 Sherpa Staff
2000 meters of rope
50 Gas cannisters
10 walkie talkies
Dear Everestnews Readers,
This is Jay Reilly writing from Kathmandu, where our
expedition to Ama Dablam is shaping up nicely. Tim and Wombat have been here
for 3 days now and have been enjoying the many fascinating sights of
Kathmandu. They've visited the temples of Swayabunath, Pashupatinath and
Boudinath, as well as throwing some laps on the local climbing wall
Meanwhile, our Trekking Agents, Murari Sharma and Deha
Strestha have been busy buying food and organising the permit for the trip.
Last night Murari and Deha invited me to their homes for a
meal. The Nepalese are just finishing the celebrations of Dasain - one of
the most important holidays in the Nepali calender. This ten day long Hindu
festival celebrates victory over the evil Gods. When one goes to a Nepali
home for a meal, you'd best bring ayour appetite! Fish, chicken, roasted
cashews, sausage, pork, other weird little snacks are but the entree! The
main follows and is just as large and elaborate!
Sally and Jesse arrive tomorrow, followed by Deno and Ben on
the 15th We eagerly await their arrival!
More news soon!
From Jay Reilly and Pinnacle Sports
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