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  SummitClimb Pumori 2005: Dispatch Five


Camp 1 located on an exposed snow shoulder with stunning views across the Khumbu Valley.

Copyright©Ryan Waters

Dear EverestNews.com readers,

This is Jay Reilly writing to you from beautiful Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu Valley. Here's a little catch up on the last couple of days:

4/Mar/05 - Nepal works in amazing ways! We were a little worried today about getting all of our cargo, members and equipment flown to Lukla. The reason being because the day before when 1.5 tons of our cargo was supposed to fly, there were very high winds in Lukla, which made it impossible for the small planes to land safely. Which in turn meant that there was a backlog of cargo and people waiting to travel. But - due to the early season and seemingly magical ways things happen, everything turned up!

From Lukla, we had a very relaxing 3 hour walk down to our first night camp at Phakding, where our 5 star cook, Kipa Sherpa, prepared a a fantastic 3 course meal. Bed time was an extremely welcome concept after our 3am wake up and long journey!

5/Mar/05 - We woke to a gorgeous crisp morning and lovely clear blue skies, and with everybody healthy, happy and looking forward to the trek to Namche. The hill into Namche was tough - no doubt. Here's some words from some members describing the day:

Hi Kirk here, what an amazing day walking up the Khumbu Valley, with numerous cable bridge crossings over the Dudh Kosi, I was fortunate to be bringing up the rear with the specialized first aid gear and was treated to a couple of Tea houses that are frequented by the Sherpa and not so much by the tourists.

From all of us at Summitclimb.com.

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