Team No Limits has safely
arrived in Katmandu. Unfortunately, we can not say the same for their luggage.
The team has been wandering the streets of Katmandu trying to find the six
pieces of missing luggage which belong to team members Doug and Roger. "Base
camp manager, Coffey, said in spite of the luggage dilemma, all is great and
he feels confident that the missing luggage will be arriving at any time.
"Katmandu is something that all humans should experience," said Coffey.
In spite of the minor set
back, the team is remaining positive and is taking advantage of their time in
Katmandu. The team is enjoying some great tea and coffee as well as satisfying
their appetites with some tasty cuisine. In addition, the tired bunch of guys
is seizing the opportunity to catch up on some rest and organize details for
their flight into Lukla and trek into base camp. Doug and Larry spent part of
their day at the Ministry of Tourism securing the team's climbing permits over
a cup of coffee. "And a mighty expensive cup of coffee it was," laughed
It should not go unmentioned
that the team had an interesting and rather ironic flight from Bangkok. The
team was honored to be seated next to Jangbu Sherpa (JB), who was part of the
Everest IMAX film crew in 1996. This IMAX production was filmed during the
infamous climbing disaster documented Into Thin Air. It was Jangbu Sherpa who
carried the camera to the top of the summit and helped to make the completion
of the IMAX film possible. The team members enjoyed having the opportunity to
talk to this incredible man during their 17 hour flight and delighted in
listening to his many words of mountain wisdom.
As soon as the team
reorganizes, they should be off to Lukla as scheduled!
Everest 2006: Team No Limits