Part of the
route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.
EverestNews.com Readers, Ahhh - another peaceful day in
Kathmandu began by having some great coffee at a little
Japanese cafe called "Chikusa". This tiny establishment
is probably still the best kept secret in Kathmandu.
Whereas most restaurants serve instant coffee made with
powdered milk, Chikusa grind the beans right then and
there when you order, and minutes later you are rewarded
with a sumptuous, refreshingly strong, crave satisfying,
goose bump enticing, steaming cup of coffee.
Have you had your morning cup
yet? (No I'm not sponsored by a coffee company........yet!)
We received an email from our
advanced team earlier today. They are Mickeal Forsberg, Richard Carlsson, Tony
Segelstrom from Sweden and they, along with 2 of our great Sherpa staff, are
planning to climb Island Peak before joining us on Pumori. They are currently
in Namche Bazar and are doing fine!
Philip Ling, our Leader in
Training, arrived today. Philip is a 13 year ski instructing veteran, and was
a Leader in Training on Pumori last year. He is very strong in a mountain
environment and we will value his input and assistance greatly.
A busy day is planned for us
tomorrow, as our food and equipment will arrive at the hotel. We have to
inventory, pack, and weigh, ready to send approximately 2000kgs to Lukla by
More news then,
Thank you for following our
expedition, from all of us at Summitclimb.com
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
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weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
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