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15
Apr

4/15/2007

Namaste: Feeling really good right now since I just took an outdoor shower and shaved. Fresh again as a Himalayan daisy. Two days ago, we climbed again to Pumori advanced base camp and set up camp for an overnight stay. The wind blew like crazy all night, but it was a good acclimatization exercise. Yesterday, […]


12
Apr

4/12/2007

Everest Base Camp April 12, 2007 Namaste, We still have no power at Everest Base Camp, so I’m sending this report by satellite phone. If it seems disorganized, I apologize. On April 7 we trekked from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,300 ft). When we arrived in Gorak it started to snow, so there was no […]


10
Apr

4/10/2007

Everest Base Camp April 10, 2007 Namaste, I haven’t forgotten about you. I have a lengthy report to file, but insufficient battery life on my satellite phone to prepare the report. As soon as our computers and power equipment arrives, which I hope will be today or tomorrow, I will prepare and file a report. […]


06
Apr

4/6/2007

Lobuche April 6, 2007 Namaste, As you move up the mountain from Namche Bazaar, the villages, restaurants and lodges become more and more primitive and there are fewer shops and stores. The weather also becomes much colder. The lodges consist of a dining area, an area for the sherpas to sleep and sleeping rooms for […]


04
Apr

4/4/2007

Pangboche April 4, 2007 Namaste: I suffered my first setback in Namche Bazaar when I came down with altitude sickness on our rest day. The sight of food caused my stomach to do turn flips. Dan Mazur, our trip leader, thinks this might have been caused by the two large pizzas Mark and I ate […]


02
Apr

4/2/2007

Namche Bazaar April 2, 2007 Namaste The push from Phakding (8,400 feet) to Namche Bazaar (11,300 feet) on April 1 was long and difficult. Namche Bazaar is a large terraced village and is populated with small, restaurants, shops, lodges and homes. They sell everything you could want in the streets, and there are lots of […]


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Mar

3/31/2007

Phakding, Nepal March 31, 2007 Namaste, I checked out of my “luxury” hotel this morning for the flight to Lukla. This is the first time in my life I have looked forward to getting out of a hotel and into my tent and sleeping bag. I haven’t slept well but I feel really good. I […]


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Mar

3/29/2007

Kathmandu, Nepal March 29, 2007 Namaste, which means hello. My flight to from Los Angeles to Kathmandu went well, I met my friend Mark Luscher, who I am climbing Mt. Everest with, at the Los Angeles airport. The flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand, was 17 hrs. We had a full hour layover in […]