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Pumori 2003 featuring Dan Mazur: Dispatch One

Dispatch One: It was a lovely day in Kathmandu today. Our day started with a fantastic breakfast at Orion's Guesthouse in Thamel. So far Dan and Jay have been busy working on getting the climbing and medical equipment together. This is a huge task - almost 5000m of rope, 60 ice screws, 100 snow stakes and 500 high altitude gas cartridges have to be bought and packed for transport. Our Medical Kits have had to be re-stocked also. We have extremely extensive kits and can treat any emergency from a small cut to a broken bone! These also have to be packed, ready for transport. So far we've sent by plane, approximately 1000kgs of food to Lukla for the Expedition. Lhakpa Sherpa and our Sirdar, Kinuri Sherpa, are in Lukla also, guarding the food and patiently awaiting our arrival on the 17th.

Two members from the Pumori Expedition have already arrived in Kathmandu - Erich Bongars from Germany, and Frederick Myolert form Belgium. Erich has been on a five day trek and is expected back at the Nepa Hotel tomorrow, while Frederick has gone ahead into the Khumbu and will meet us in Namche Bazaar on the 19th.

That's about it from us now - we're about to have dinner at "La Dolcie Vita" - a fine Italian restaurant in the heart of Thamel. Another busy day tomorrow. We'll send more news then.

Thank You from all of us on the SummitClimb 2003 Pumori Expedition.

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