Yak & Yeti Hotel
May 30, 2012
Namaste Family & Friends:
My bags have finally arrived from the North side. Yeaaa. Now I can book my flight home.
My presentation at the Annual Mt. Everest Day celebration yesterday went really well. I had several high government officials come up to me and thank me for my remarks. The highest praise came from one senior member of the Ministry of Tourism who said “you clearly were speaking from the heart.” That made me feel really good. But, here’s the sad part. When I was called to the podium to deliver my remarks, I gave my trusty video camera to Ang Tshering Sherpa and asked him to film my talk. But, I forgot to push the record button!! When I sat down after the speech, he gave me the camera back and there it was in “pause’ mode. Darn. There were many members of the media at the event, so maybe I can get the footage from someone else. In any event, I will post the speech on my website in case you want to know what I said.
This morning, I was interviewed by Reuters News Agency. The interviewed was filmed. The reporter asked a lot of good questions on a whole range of issues, including climate change and global warming. I don’t know when the interviewed will be aired.
See all of you soon.
Hope the Reuters camera was rolling!
Look forward to seeing you in OC soon….
Glad will be home safe and sound.
looking forward to a presentation when you get back!
Have a safe journey to back home… 🙂
Lela Peak Expeditions Pakistan
..and another chapter in your exciting chronicle has closed. Thanks!
Always proud of you Bill and interested to read your speech! Have a safe trip home!
Safe travels Bill~ what an adventure you have had! Now home & on to something new I’m sure. Godspeed.
Bill, A speech coming from the heart emanates from dreams rooted in the heart. Our heartfelt praise for accomplishments at Sagarmatha. Well done! Travel blessings,
Bill..Home its Waiting for You!!! God Bless
Will we be notified when and where you will be speaking? Marilyn
Have a safe trip home, you are truly a blessing 🙂
We hope you will visit Burbank again so that we can welcome you back from this amazing adventure.
Wow, that is awesome. God know who to call on when he wants a good speech. I hope to see it somewhere. You are appreciated world wide not only for your bravery, but for your Godly spirit so I know the speech was exactly as God wanted known through His faithful servant, Bill B. Thanks for all you do for everyone! Blessings, Betty
We are anxiously awaiting your return. Safe travels!
I have appreciated being able to follow your travels through emails. I am sorry you could not make it to the summit, but pleased you were able to make what I am sure was a wise decision given the conditions – to return home. Hope you get better news of Ollie.
Bill – Once again we are so proud knowing you represent a very elite group of mountaineers – you truely climb from your head & your heart! Congratulations on your recognition & accomplishments to the mountaineering communities across the world! Safe travels back home, hope to see you soon & looking forward to hearing more about your 2012 Everest trip – Cheers! Jill & Rich Smith, Leadville, CO