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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004 Dispatch Two


Day 2: March 28 2004

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Kathmandu at the Yak and Yeti Hotel. Today the remaining team members were greeted at the Kathmandu airport, with fresh Nepalese flower necklaces. Although, a little foggy eyed everyone is in great spirits.

This evening the group roamed the streets of Thamel, the most popular tourist spot in Kathmandu. The narrow streets and alleys of Thamel are filled with great restaurants and shops. This is the place to buy cheap authentic Nepalese clothes, art and even last minute gear for the trek and Everest climb.

All the team members, trekkers and climbers, enjoyed a nice dinner at the Rum Doodle tonight. The Rum Doodle is famous around here. Once one achieves the summit of Everest they become part of the Everest Club and are fortunate enough to eat at this restaurant for free for life. However, I am sure there are restrictions for those broke travelers who may try and take advantage of this honor! As the group began to learn names and a little about each other the anticipation for what is to come started to build...

Tomorrow, those who are interested or not too jet lagged, will experience a guided tour of the beautiful Kathmandu Temples. We will also visit the International Mountain Explorers Connection office. Since 1998, the IMEC has raised thousands of pounds of gear and clothing from hundreds of companies to benefit the Porter Assistance Project clothing lending banks. These banks operate in Nepal, Peru, and Tanzania. Tourists and companies who wish to borrow clothing from these banks to properly outfit their porters can do so simply by leaving a deposit. Mountain Madness encourages their clients to assist IMEC in donating and transporting gear for this cause.

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