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  Everest Summiter Zeddy checks in on the way to Cho Oyu


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

Namaste

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.

Cheerio Zeddy

Zeddy  27 August 2005

Namaste 

Tested communication 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 manual, Yeppeeeeee.

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

Cheerio Zeddy

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