Daniel Mazur USA Leader
Australia Co Leader
Kirsti Samson UK
Larry Rigby USA
John Fawcett UK
Ken Tranter UK
Liz Carr USA
Our training day in Kathmandu went off without a hitch and all the members
appreciated Dans thoroughness as he explained the schedule and went through
the basics of operating the Gammow bag (small portable recompression chamber
used to treat altitude related illness).
We were a little late departing the hotel, due to our bus driver deciding
to move his bus for every car that came along. In Kathmandu, thats a lot even
at 5.00 in the morning! But we made the airport and had a stunning flight to
Lukla with spectacular views of huge peaks filling the port side windows.
Our first night at the village of Phakding was a good
chance for the members to really start getting to know one another. The last
minute schedule in Kathmandu was a little too hectic! There was a little
excitement when a herd of eight zopkyos broke into our campground at about
7.30pm. I just managed to drag Kirsti out of harms way when one of them,
scared by all the shouting, charged and tried to get through the narrow gap
between tents which we were standing!
Anyway, everybody is feeling good and looking forward to
getting on the trail tomorrow. Well send you some more news when we reach Ama
Dablam Basecamp on the 7th Oct.
Thank you very much for following our Expedition, from
Jay Reilly and all of us here at Summitclimb.com
Dan Mazur Photo by Rudy Zuber