Friends and Pizza in Kathmandu

Hello Family & Friends:

Yesterday, I arrived in Kathmandu after the 2 day trip from Chinese Base Camp.  It is so good to be back at the Yak & Yeti.  As I stepped off the elevator on the 5th floor, I was greeted by my friend, Rick Dryer, who trekked to Everest Base Camp South with some mutual friends who had returned home earlier in the day.  Then, my friend and climbing partner, David Liano, called and came to my room to visit with me so we could catch up with his trip on the South and my trip on the North.  What a treat to see both Rick and David so soon after my arrival.  We had dinner at Fire & Ice, a pizza house in Thamel.  I ate an entire large pizza.

Although David did not summit on the South and I did not summit on the North, we both feel great about our trip this year and our spirits are really high.  We gave it our best, and we’re coming home alive and with all our fingers and toes accounted for.  Many others were not so fortunate, and there are some terrible stories of death, injury and suffering on both sides of the mountain. So, we consider ourselves blessed!

Now, I need to change my flights and return home.

In the next couple of days, I’ll put together some reflections on the trip.

Bill


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31 thoughts on “Friends and Pizza in Kathmandu

  1. I love that you have such a good attitude Dad. I look forward to you coming home and doing something like writing a book about your adventures in the warm safety of your home office. We miss you.

  2. I love that you have such a good attitude Dad. I look forward to you coming home and doing something like writing a book about your adventures in the warm safety of your home office. We miss you.

  3. YOU are blessed Bill! It’s Great to hear you are safe, well fed, your spirits are high & you are coming home with ALL your appendages (sigh) 🙂 p.s. I would like a signed copy of your ‘Best Seller’ book!

  4. YOU are blessed Bill! It’s Great to hear you are safe, well fed, your spirits are high & you are coming home with ALL your appendages (sigh) 🙂 p.s. I would like a signed copy of your ‘Best Seller’ book!

  5. Feeling blessed is good! We feel the same way everytime we get a post from you! So glad to hear you are safe! Can’t wait for the stories! Did Rick eat a whole pizza too…yeah, probably! It’s sure quiet and dull around here without him. See you guys

  6. Feeling blessed is good! We feel the same way everytime we get a post from you! So glad to hear you are safe! Can’t wait for the stories! Did Rick eat a whole pizza too…yeah, probably! It’s sure quiet and dull around here without him. See you guys

  7. We feel blessed that we have been able to follow you on all you climbs. It has been a wonderful adventure all the way. We admire you for all your courage. You were not able to make the summit on this trip but God has his plans for us and I’m sure your rea

  8. We feel blessed that we have been able to follow you on all you climbs. It has been a wonderful adventure all the way. We admire you for all your courage. You were not able to make the summit on this trip but God has his plans for us and I’m sure your rea

  9. You’re such an inspiration for me Bill. I consider it a true privilege and honor to know you. (And I still want to do the Mountaineer’s Route on Whitney with you again.)

    Kathy

  10. You’re such an inspiration for me Bill. I consider it a true privilege and honor to know you. (And I still want to do the Mountaineer’s Route on Whitney with you again.)

    Kathy

  11. I always breathe a sigh of relief when I hear your off the mountain. Nothing like the Yak and Yeti as a place to rest up.

  12. I always breathe a sigh of relief when I hear your off the mountain. Nothing like the Yak and Yeti as a place to rest up.

  13. Bill, I’ve been following your climb over here in Qatar. It’s the highlight of my day to read up on your trip. I’m glad to hear your safe because we have a few Colorado 14ers to climb together in the future. We’ll try calling you this summer.

    R

  14. Bill, I’ve been following your climb over here in Qatar. It’s the highlight of my day to read up on your trip. I’m glad to hear your safe because we have a few Colorado 14ers to climb together in the future. We’ll try calling you this summer.

    R

  15. bill, thank you for sharing your adventure…I shared it with others and they really got into it…looking forward to hearing about your next program/trip…thanks again, ed

  16. bill, thank you for sharing your adventure…I shared it with others and they really got into it…looking forward to hearing about your next program/trip…thanks again, ed

  17. Bill, When you write that book, I know some sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders who would love to add a word or two. You have inspired a generation to never give up and always look for the positive in any experience! We hope to see you back in Oran

  18. Bill, When you write that book, I know some sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders who would love to add a word or two. You have inspired a generation to never give up and always look for the positive in any experience! We hope to see you back in Oran

  19. Hi Bill, this is a 6th grade student at McPherson, and Mrs. Priest is one of my teachers. I am feel bad for you, but I know God has his plans stored inside for you!

  20. Hi Bill, this is a 6th grade student at McPherson, and Mrs. Priest is one of my teachers. I am feel bad for you, but I know God has his plans stored inside for you!

  21. Music to my ears…. change your flights and return home! There are plenty of good pizza places here at home … you let me know your favorites and I’ll be sure they have a large pizza with your name on it! I know it won’t be quite the same as Fire &

  22. Music to my ears…. change your flights and return home! There are plenty of good pizza places here at home … you let me know your favorites and I’ll be sure they have a large pizza with your name on it! I know it won’t be quite the same as Fire &

  23. YOUR AN INSPIRATION 2 ME. I READ UR POST N DECIDED 2 QUIT MY JOB AT PIZZA HUT, SPEND ALL MY TIP MONEY ON A FLIGHT, AND TRAVEL TO KATHMANDU IN SEARCH OF FREINDS N’ PIZZA. THANK U N’ DAVID 4 YOURE WORDS. WUD LIKE TO NO DAVIDS FAVORTIE TOPPING – HE SEEMS LIKE A FUNGUY!!!!!

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