8000 Meters Facts
Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005
Dave Morton writing in from the
Yak n Yeti hotel in Kathmandu.
Namaste and welcome to the 2005
Alpine Ascents International Mt. Everest Expedition!
This is Dave Morton writing in from the Yak n Yeti hotel in Kathmandu. It’s a
clear and warm day here in the capital of Nepal. We’ve had nearly all of our
climbers and trekkers arrive and the trip is now in full swing. The group is
on a city tour today of the significant Buddhist and Hindu temples in the
city. We’ve had many of our sponsored Sherpa children from the Alpine Ascents
Foundation join on the tour and I will soon be meeting up with everyone for a
‘Puja’ or blessing at one of the prominent monasteries in Kathmandu.
Later this afternoon we will be enjoying a group get together and cocktail
hour on the back lawn of the hotel. It will be a great chance to get to know
this big group before heading out into the Khumbu valley in the morning. We’ll
also have a dinner this evening with both the climbing and trekking team
together. Tomorrow morning we will both be setting off via helicopter and
fixed wing flights to the Mt. Everest region.
It’s already clear that this is going to be an enjoyable climbing team. Not
only are there many strong climbing bios but cheerful and pleasant
personalities to back those up! Be sure to check out our climbing team page.
We will send a photo from today later this evening as well as an account of
the day… but for now, Welcome to the Expedition!
All the best, Dave
Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave
Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent
team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge
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