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Apr

4/28/2008

Costa Mesa, California April 28, 2008 Family and Friends: I have been home now for almost one week, and I am feeling really well. Our trip started as a trek to Everest Base Camp for my daughters–Lori and Amy–and a climb of Mt. Everest for me. This was to be a reprise of my 2007 […]


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Apr

4/19/2008

Kathmandu April 20, 2008 Today, we begin our journey home. The last few days have been eventful and fun. On Friday night, April 18, Ang Shering and Mohan from Asian Trekking hosted Lori, Amy, Puchhanga and I to a wonderful dinner at Kilroy’s restaurant in Thamel. What a great host Asian Trekking has been during […]


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Apr

4/17/2008

Kathmandu 10 days later… We are comfortably back in the Yak & Yeti, but this is our account on the mountain… We boarded our propeller plane with our luggage tags that read “I Was Never Meant To Fly Coach!” that were given to us by a close friend before we left. We zipped down the […]


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Apr

4/17/2008

Kathmandu April 18, 2008 Yesterday was a rest day, which was so nice. The day before yesterday we spent most of our time with the children of the orphanage. Lori & Amy will report on that separately. Our flights have been arranged, and we return to home-sweet-home on April 20. Yippee! We miss our families […]


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Apr

4/14/2008

April 14, 2008 Kathmandu My daughters are back with me at the Yak & Yeti, and are in fine fettle. Puchhanga and Mingma are fine too. A huge weight of concern has been lifted from my shoulders, and I thank God for their safe return. Lori and Amy had me doubled over in laughter with […]


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Apr

4/13/2008

April 13, 2008 Kathmandu Happy New Year. Yes, I am in Kathmandu, and it is the first day of the New Year in Nepal. As you must know by now, I contracted pulmonary edema in Pheriche and had to be airlifted off the mountain by helicopter to Kathmandu. This all started with the virus that […]


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Apr

4/12/2008

April 12, 2008 Costa Mesa, CA After some phone calls and e mails I have learned that Bill is resting, on oxygen, at a clinic in Kathmandu. I talked with him this morning after Jeff Giger, my son in law, researched on the internet and was able to find him. Thank you Jeff! Bill sounded […]


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Apr

4/11/2008

April 11, 2008 8 PM Costa Mesa, CA I just got a phone call from Amy. They are in Pheriche. Bill has pulmonary edema and they are waiting for a helicopter to take him to a hospital in Kathmandu. He is now at the hospital in Pheriche. His oxygen sat level was at 40. He […]


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Apr

4/10/2008

Tengboche April 11, 2008 I think I have fought off the virus and I am now dealing with the after-effects–some congestion, a cough, fatigue and loss of appetite. But, every day I feel better. This must be the year of the bug in the Khumbu region. My personal sherpa and a porter are sick, so […]


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Apr

4/9/2008

Kathmandu April 7 Hi it’s Lori and Amy! There is so much to say, we don’t know where to begin. We arrived in Kathmandu and went straight to our hotel, The Yak and Yeti. It was very nice. The grounds were nicely manicured and our room had a pretty garden view. Dad walked us into […]