Well here we are at Namche
Bazar, a small city at high altitude that consists of about 3000 locals. We
departed from Katmandu on the 15th of March after securing our permits to trek
into the Everest National Park.
I also secured my permit to
climb Everest from the Tibetan side. I begin to climb Everest on or about
April 7th, 2007. Right now we are slowly climbing towards base camp to get
aclimatized to the high altitude. I am doing well but noticing the lack of
oxygen in the air. I am use to the feeling of the thin air as this is my tenth
expedition to high altitudes.
We have witnessed so much
pride in the Sherpa people. Their physical strength is incredible. You will se
on one of the pictures a man carrying on his back PVC piping weighing over 80
kilograms...we are caring about 10 and we are caught short of breath every
step. The children faces mesmerizes your mind. They play with the most simple
of toys and they ask nothing of their parents.
The flight into Lukla was
bumpy but the views were incredible. We are now heading towards the Tenboche
Monastery where I will meet a Lama Priest to receive his blessings for
Our next satellite broadcast
should be in about 5 days...stay tuned for more....
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