Jay and Galu Sherpa
Dear EverestNews.com readers,
We've made it safe and sound
back to Kathmandu. We flew from Lukla airport this morning on an early flight.
All members are safe and well.
We do apologize for the gap
in our news, but since leaving Basecamp on the 30th, we have walked
approximately 70 kilometers in 3 days. Needless to say we are all a little
tired and VERY hungry. Good news, because our Trekking Agent, Murari Sharma,
is having the entire expedition at his house tonight for a Nepalese feast! And
what a feast it is! Just when we think there can't possibly be any more food
to come, the main course appears!
Fabulous foods like fish,
chicken, wild boar, goat, dahl baht... along with a delicious array of fresh
vegetables and fruit, makes for a fantastic night!
Many members are heading home
to loved ones tomorrow. It will be sad to see them go. We've all become very
close over the course of the last 5 weeks, and many firm friendships have been
After all - it's the
comraderie and the "family" that one joins when climbing in the Himalaya that
makes it so very special, and different to any other type of climbing anywhere
in the world.
To everyone at home, thank
you for your support of your loved ones on our team - they couldn't have done
without you! And to our team - thank you everyone for making this expedition
so very special and successful!
We hope you'll watch the news
and progress of other Summitclimb expeditions - Everest North - already on the
way to Basecamp, Everest South and Lhotse - leaving Kathmandu in 3 days, Ama
Dablam - expedition starts May 1.
Thank you very much for
following and supporting us,
From Jay Reilly and all of us
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