Namaste Family & Friends:
This dispatch is special because it is my first dispatch using my pocket computer. The computer sends photos and text through my satellite telephone. Using this equipment, I can send photos and text to you from anywhere on the mountain. I am very excited about this. The photos you received earlier were sent by Allan using hIs equipment. So, now you will be receiving photos from both Allan and me. I feel like a 70-year old nerd techie!
The photo in this dispatch is of Allan, Bud, Jon and I having lunch at a pizza place in Namche Bazaar.
Later today, I plan to send an audio report describing the Yeti Mountain Home. I think you will enjoy it as it will give you a whole new perspective on the hardships we have to endure on this trip.
Tomorrow, we leave for Tengboche.
Here we are at a pizza house in Namche
Bud, Jon, Allan & Bill