September 27- Final Dispatch
Namaste everyone who's still watching. It's Tuesday and the team is ready to
depart Kathmandu tomorrow.
We had a great celebration evening at the Tibetan discos in Zhangmu two nights
ago. Everyone took their turn on the dance floor including Gopal and Tshering.
It was a wonderful expedition not only because of the summit but because the
group had a lot of laughs and good times together. The last couple of weeks of
an expedition the 'adult camp' really bonds in the best of conditions and that
certainly happened with us. Tony, Suzanne, Mike and Kevin are all highly
entertaining and intelligent. We missed Don on the summit speaking of
intelligence. The crew did and excellent job as well with Lhakpa, Tshering,
and Mingma fixing the rope for the season. We are all thankful that Mingma
only ended up in the hospital for a few nights. Gopal once again was a phenom
in the kitchen. And last but not least Lhakchung's mischevious smile always
was welcome in the dining tent.
Here's to a great summit... and to more adventures.
All the best, Dave
Dear Family and Friends,
We have just received word from our team in Kathmandu. They crossed the border
today from Tibet back to Nepal and are resting after their travels at the Yak
and Yeti in Kathmandu.
Dave plans to send a message as soon as he can for a final wrap-up about this
great expedition and team. He apologizes for not sending anything earlier, the
laptop was packed up with all the gear and they were not able to send one
yesterday or today.
The team would like to thank everyone for watching and supporting.
All our best, The Staff at Alpine Ascents Seattle, WA USA
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