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Prayer Ceremony with Lama Tashi

 
   
From Summit Climb Outfitters

Sherpas putting up prayer flags in basecamp. Summits of Lhotse and Nuptse in background. Scott Smith Photo.

19 April -

Today, we were woken up early in our personal tents by the kitchen staff bringing hot tea. Then we had breakfast, consisting of porridge, omelettes, home made bread, and fried spam for the meat eaters amongst us. Then, our 20 Sherpas invited us to a prayer ceremony led by Lama Tashi to bless our upcoming expeditions. The 2-hour ceremony was marked with lots of prayer flags displayed around our campsite, frequent prayers, sharing of drinks and food, and chanting by all. Another nice addition to our campsite today is a new water filtration system. Thank you very much for following our team's news. - Scott Smith
 

18 April

All members have reached Everest base camp. Everyone is doing very well. We are enjoying our comfortable camp and having a few well deserved rest days. We will send more photos tomorrow. Thanks for following our expedition.


Namche Bazar village with beautiful Kwangde Ri mountain in the background. Monika Witkowska Photo.

9 April -

This morning we set out very early from Kathmandu in a bus for the 4 hour drive to the last Nepal town of Kodari at 1,770 metres/5,800 feet. We cleared Nepalese customs and immigration, then hired local porters and vehicles to carry our equipment and gear across the Bota Kosi River on the Friendship Bridge, to Zhangmu, the gateway town in Tibet. All members are feeling well and excited the expedition is underway!

Team Rosters:

Everest Tibet -

Arnold Coster (leader) - Netherlands
Ms. Marlies Neefjes - Netherlands
Ms. Rikke Hojland- Denmark
Chris Bailley - Australia
Bo Belvedere - Denmark
Martin Cederkrantz - Denmark
Moulay Abbas - Mauritanie
Jerry Gladh - Sweden
Leifur Svavarsson - Iceland
Patrick Doherty - Australia
Urs Jaggi - Switzerland
Yuan Xiao - China
Michael Tracy - US
David Tracy - US
David O'Brien - UK
David Roeske - US

 







 

 

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