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Apr

4/4/2007

Pangboche April 4, 2007 Namaste: I suffered my first setback in Namche Bazaar when I came down with altitude sickness on our rest day. The sight of food caused my stomach to do turn flips. Dan Mazur, our trip leader, thinks this might have been caused by the two large pizzas Mark and I ate […]

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Apr

4/2/2007

Namche Bazaar April 2, 2007 Namaste The push from Phakding (8,400 feet) to Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet) on April 1 was long and difficult. Namche Bazaar is a large terraced village and is populated with small, restaurants, shops, lodges and homes. They sell everything you could want in the streets, and there are lots of […]

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Mar

3/31/2007

Phakding, Nepal March 31, 2007 Namaste, I checked out of my “luxury” hotel this morning for the flight to Lukla. This is the first time in my life I have looked forward to getting out of a hotel and into my tent and sleeping bag. I haven’t slept well but I feel really good. I […]

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Mar

3/29/2007

Kathmandu, Nepal March 29, 2007 Namaste, which means hello. My flight to from Los Angeles to Kathmandu went well, I met my friend Mark Luscher, who I am climbing Mt. Everest with, at the Los Angeles airport. The flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand, was 17 hrs. We had a full hour layover in […]