Here we are
on Sunday the 2nd of October in the hot and sticky capitol of Nepal,
Kathmandu. During the last few days all the trekkers have arrived and we've
been going over our trekking schedule, gear and what (not) to do on the zopkyo
and yak filled trail through the Kumbu Valley.
Patty Burrit, Frank Hainke, Rob Ram, David Ronald and Neil Charlwood decided
not to visit Ama Dablam BC, but to use those extra few days futher up the
valley, to -if all goes well- visit Chukung, Everest Base Camp and climb Kala
Pattar (5545m)! A shopping expedition into Thamel, lead by the only female
member on this trip -thanx for accompanying me amongst all the guys Patty!-
provided everybody with the last needed goods and it looks like we're ready to
take off tomorrow. For the first part of our trek, up to the highest year
round settlement of Pangboche, we'll join the Summitclimb International Ama
Dablam 2005 expedition. After that we'll leave them guys to climb the
mountain and continue our way up the valley to Dingboche. Here w'll take a
rest- and acclimatization day, where the fit and eager can walk up to Chukung
to take a closer look at Island Peak and the south face's of Lhotse and
Nuptse. We'll then keep on going through Lobuche to the last settlement of
Gorak Shep, where we plan on staying for two nights. This should give us a
chance to both walk up the glacier towards the Kumbu Icefall and visit the
actual Everest Base Camp spot as well as climbing Kala Pattar for a hopefully
stunning view at Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest!
retrace our steps down the valley going through Pheriche,
-where we'll have time to visit the famous monestary- and Namche Bazar all the
way back to Lukla. I'm already looking forward to go up into the mountains
again and it looks like the trekkers are at least as motivated to visit this
beautiful valley in the Sagarmatha National Park! So, fingers crossed for good
weather in the morning...
best for now and we'll try to keep you informed about our
Thank you very much from all of us at Summitclimb.
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