Yak & Yeti Hotel
Kathmandu, Nepal
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.