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Dispatch Three: Hello EverestNews.com readers.
This is Nancy Norris reporting in, Namaste from Kathmandu! We just finished
dinner at the Yak & Yeti and now back to the hotel to get some sleep before we
leave for Tibet tomorrow morning. It's getting closer to the time we will
finally reach the mountain and we are all anxious to get there. I had the
great pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Hawley this afternoon, the keeper of the
Himalaya records. I've heard so much about her and it was nice being able to
meet her. Now about the Kathmandu traffic. I think it's a law that the driver
of any vehicle uses one hand to steer and the other to honk the horn.
Now I'm not saying it isn't necessary to use
the horn here, because it definitely is, but it's crazy. There are almost no
traffic signs or lights (saw the first one today) and there is no order in the
streets at all. It's nuts, but I have to say that I haven't even seen a tiny
bump from any of the vehicles or bikes, it's amazing. Things will be much more
quiet in Tibet. I'll write again in a couple of days from Lhasa. Nancy
Nancy Norris, who at age 59 will
attempt Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th highest mountain, as a
prelude to her climb on Mt. Everest in the Spring 2004
at age 60. Nancy will attempt to become the oldest
American woman to Summit Everest.
On Cho Oyu, Nancy Norris will join a team of 25 climbers,
guides and support staff organized by International Mountain Guides, Inc.
(IMG). Headquartered in Ashford, WA under the direction of American
mountaineer Eric Simonson. IMG has successfully led over 100 climbers to the
summit of Cho Oyu on 11 previous expeditions to that mountain.
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