BK Itinerary Fall 2017

Costa Mesa, Ca.

September 18, 2017

Dear Family & Friends:

I leave for Nepal tonight. Here is the Burke-Khang Itinerary.

For photos and maps of the trekking and climbing route, visit Burke-Khang 2017/Photos and Video: http://eightsummits.com/burke-khang-photos-and-video-2017/

Bill

Burke-Khang Expedition (Fall 2017)

Climbers
Noel Hanna (Ireland)
Micah J. Kershner (USA)
William M. Burke (USA)

Trekker
Richard W. Adler (USA)

Filmmakers
Jeff C. Oppenheim (USA)
Alex F. Buisse (France)

Sherpas
Naga Dorjee Sherpa (Sirdar)
Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa
Samden Bhote
Tshering Tashi Sherpa

September 20 (or earlier)-all Climbers & Trekkers arrive in KTM
September 21-Offical procedures
September 22-KTM to Lukla & trek to Phakding
September 23-Phakding to Namche Bazar
September 24-Heli BK reconnaissance from Namche (Noel, Naga, Jeff & Alex) (Noel & Naga will remain in BK Base Camp & Jeff & Alex will return to Namche)
September 25-Namche to Dole
September 26-Dole to Machermo
September 27-Machermo to Gokyo
September 28-Rest day in Gokyo (option to climb Gokyo Ri mountain)

Climber Itinerary*
September 29-fly from Gokyo to BC
September 30-rest & prep day in BC
October 1-Climb to C1
October 2-rest day
October 3-climb to C2
October 4-rest day
October 5-summit & return to C1
October 6-return to BC
October 7-clean up BC
October 8-fly or trek to Lukla
October 9-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 10 or later-fly home
* add 6 reserve days for weather

Trekker & Filmmaker Itinerary (Jeff & Richard)
September 29-fly from Gokyo to Base Camp
October 2-fly from BC to Lukla
October 3-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 3-fly home

Filmmaker Itinerary (Alex)*
September 29-fly from Gokyo to Base Camp
October 8-fly from BC to Lukla
October 9-fly from Lukla to KTM
October 10 or later-fly home
* add 6 reserve days for weather

The Sherpa schedule will be set up so the lines are fixed to the summit by September 30