Salam, Packing equipments and
stuffing Gillette's barrels took all night long, 7 weeks trip require lots
of stuff, no one wants to run out of tooth paste or toilet rolls half way
through the expedition. One thing for sure that we'll not run short of razor
blades :) Anyway, all done at the end.
So, no sleep yet, I'll save
it all up for the climb we need to acclimatize. "As per my climbing
tradition"; my hair dyed blond. All batteries charged.
Checked in at Abu Dhabi
Airport with more than 150 kg (I took lots of honey, olive oil, and some
goodies from home)
Plane nearly empty, due to
some electrical problems with no A.C. or entertainment program (very weird
)they boarded 70 with a capacity of 275 passenger, We all sat in the back of
the aircraft and all staff trying hard to keep a smile on their faces.
After more than four hours,
we landed in Kathmandu in a pouring rain at the end of monsoon
season. Cheerio, Zeddy
26 August 2005
All well and in order.
I was received by the Hon.
Umesh K. Singh ( Under Secretary Of Ministry Of Culture, Tourism & Civil
Aviation accompanied by his Section Officer Mr. Rajendra Dev Pandey.
We discussed several matters
and plans for future expedition to the Mecca of Mountaineering and heaven to
all trekkers & adventurers alike the Kingdom of Nepal.
Mr Bikrum Pandey of Himalaya
Expeditions attended the meeting.
All team members arrived.
Zeddy 27 August 2005
equipments ( Provided by Inmarsat on behalf of Gillette ) along with Thuraya
Sat Phone ( provided by xsat ) which is really confusing, I don't know which
wire goes into which socket, however, I managed to text on Thuraya and email
the my "AMAC Center" in Dubai after reading the simple "easy steps" reference
On the other hand, All this
will be put to test when we leave Kathmandu to Lhasa. Altitude effects not
only humans but does it to comm. equipments too. So, if you don't hear from me
then I will be posting letters thru postmans I guess.
I hope you got this email
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