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Gavin Bate Everest 2002 Expedition

MARCH 28, 2002: British North Ridge Everest Expedition 2002

There's nothing strange or startling to report - the team have arrived in Kathmandu and are acclimatizing to their new surroundings. There is a lot to take in - from the hundreds of hawkers peddling tiger balm, penknives and carvings in the hazy backstreets to the odd elephant wondering past and the constant hum...

Gavin is making last minute preparations - mainly surrounding the emergency oxygen. He will also (I expect) be paying a visit to all the classic (but not so classy) mountaineer bars in Thamel. For those who have been - or have a Rough Guide handy - his first port of call will be Tom and Jerry's. Then after a small beer (!) it will be on to...

Richard

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The shot here was taken by Gavin from the top of the Kathmandu Guest House on a Adventure Alternative trek to Nepal back in 1999.