Part of the
route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.
EverestNews.com readers, "Let sleeping dogs lie", is the
saying. The person who invented that saying obviously
hasn't spend a night in Kathmandu!
Dogs here are on the exact
opposite sleep schedule to people and relish in staying up all night barking
and fighting with each other. They bark at anything and everything. They bark
at the shadows, the wind, the dirt, the echoes from their own barks that they
think are other dogs. You get the idea..... It is though, rather amusing to go
walking in the early morning through the streets of Kathmandu to the sight of
dogs with what can only be described accurately as "doggy hangovers" from
staying out all night!
Moral of the story:- sleeping
dogs shall NOT lie. If you see a dog asleep in the daytime, wake it up!!
Chances are he's the same one that kept you awake all night - or at least if
he's not, he knows who did....
Some more of our team arrived
today - Fritz Radon from Germany, John Kazanas from Australia, Wally Resinger
from Canada and Trekking Member, David Vlasblom also from Canada. They are all
very excited to be here!
Furthermore, our food for the
expedition arrived today. All 1500kg of it!! It's been packed by our great
Sherpa staff and is ready to fly to Lukla tomorrow. The weather is currently
beautiful here in the Kathmandu Valley. Clear blue skies, gorgeously crisp air
and a view of the Himalayan foothills from the rooftops.
We will send more news
Thank you very much for
following our expedition,
From Jay Reilly and all of us
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