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30
Oct

Audio Report from Gokyo Lake #5

October 31, 2015 Gokyo Lake #5 Click below to listen to the audio report- wait a few seconds as the audio loads.


28
Oct

Day of Sorrow, Day of Joy

October 28, 2015 Gokyo Dear Family & Friends: This morning, Kathy Myers’ Mom passed away. Libby Amos was 100-years old and lived in an assisted living facility in LaPorte, Indiana. She recently fell and broke several ribs. She passed away in the hospital while talking to Kathy, who called her Mom on a satellite telephone […]


27
Oct

Khumjung to Machermo

Machermo October 27 Dear Family & Friends: On October 26, our team moved from Khumjung to Dole (13,120 feet). We left with great hope for a nice, easy day of trekking since the altitude gain was only 700 feet. No such luck. We immediately moved down the mountain, all the way to the river-a 1,000 […]


25
Oct

Trek to Khumjung

October 25, 2015 Khumjung Dear Family & Friends: Today, started with a departure blessing from the owner of the Panorama Tea House. This was an incredibly kind gesture. After the blessing, we trekked to Khumjung, which is at an elevation of 12,600 feet. There was considerable earthquake damage in Khumjung, and the rebuilding is in […]


24
Oct

Resting in Namche Bazaar

October 24, 2015 Namche Bazaar Dear Family & Friends Today was a rest day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is the most famous village in the Khumbu Valley and is the gateway to the High Himalaya. The elevation of Namche is 11,286 feet. Namche is the main trading hub for the Khumbu region. The downtown area […]


22
Oct

The Burke-Khang Expedition has Begun

October 22, 2015 Phakding, Nepal Dear Family & Friends: We were up this morning at 4 am and in the lobby of the Yak & Yeti at 5 am. We arrived at the airport early and our flight to Lukla departed at 6:50 am. Our team occupied the entire aircraft. The 50-minute flight to Lukla was uneventful, although many […]


21
Oct

Back in Kathmandu

October 21, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal Dear Family & Friends: I am so happy and excited to be back in Kathmandu. I arrived here on October 19, after my flight from Los Angeles. My initial flight from LAX landed in Hong Kong; and I had a 12-hour layover until my second flight from Hong Kong to […]


20
Oct

Burke-Khang Articles

October 20, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Here are links to 2 recent articles written about my Dad’s Burke-Khang expedition. My Dad is now in Kathmandu and will be sending out a report in the next couple of days. Lisa Explorer’s Web Orange County Register  


17
Oct

Back to Kathmandu!

Costa Mesa, Ca. October 17, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: I leave for Nepal tonight. The entire team is really excited about this First Ascent expedition. I have added a link to my website titled “Burke-Khang 2015.“ The link has 3 drop-downs: “Helicopter recon,” “Where’s Bill?” and “Photos & Video.” The Helicopter recon link takes […]


07
Oct

Burke-Khang Expedition Team

Costa Mesa, Ca. October 7, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: Our Burke-Khang expedition is just around the corner. I depart for Nepal on October 17, and we begin our “First Ascent” of Burke-Khang on October 22 with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Fall expeditions in Nepal have been extremely challenging because of the […]