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Pumori 2003 featuring Dan Mazur: Dispatch Index

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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. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Two: There were some comings and goings today within the Team. Bruce Manning went for a tiger spotting trip to Royal Chitwan National Park - one of the few remaining places where these magnificent animals can be seen in the wild. He should be back in Kathmandu tomorrow night. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Three: Good news for travelers to Nepal! The Maoist Rebels and the Nepali Government have called a truce. This means an end to the violence that has plagued Nepal for some time. Who knows how long this will last, but it's a great start! Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Four: Welcome to the first official day of our Expedition! Everybody is feeling fit and healthy. Today was a big one on the roof of the Hotel Nepa. Dan, Jay, Jeff and Shane (Manaslu Expedition Leaders) spent the day going through all of the logistics of the trip. We had a huge equipment briefing to ensure all members have the proper gear for going up high. This was a great opportunity for people to ask questions and get their systems on track. Jeff (Manaslu Leader), went through the climbing gear, while Jay demonstrated brilliant technique for fixed line climbing. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Five: Sorry we've missed a day, our schedule has been hectic, but I'll fill you in on the last two days' events starting from our 5am departure from the Nepa Hotel in Kathmandu. There was some initial pandemonium, as both the Pumori and Manaslu Expeditions scurried around frantically, loading buses with duffle bags and equipment. Amazingly, all member bags made it to the domestic terminal and Lukla with no damage or losses! This was mostly due to explicit instructions given by Dan for the members to watch their bags every step of the way. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Six: March 21st, 2003: We have now arrived in Periche - 4200m. The team is doing well, Wolfie has shaken his cold, Deano has acclimated after an uncomfortable night in Pangbouche. Levi is feeling extremely strong and has gone all the way to Lobouche - 4900m! Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 7: English: 25 March: Most members walked to abc, and returned to basecamp. Lakpa and Jangbu Sherpa and Dan slept there. 26 March: several members walked again to abc, and slept there. Our two kitchen staff, Pemba and Mingma begin preparing food and drinks for everyone in abc. Many members rested in abc. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 8: We're terribly sorry about the delay in dispatches - Dan and Jay have been high on the mountain for the last 10 days and we desperately lack a person in basecamp to keep the reports flowing. However, the last week and a half has provided some excellent results with 7 members representing 5 nations reaching the summit on the 7th and 8th April. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Nine: Thanks for your patience after our Pumori expedition placed 7 team members and 3 Sherpas on the summit, then while we walked from basecamp to Lukla, in three days, and then flew from Lukla to Kathmandu only this morning. Our Pumori team is back in Kathmandu resting at the Nepa Hotel and celebrating today, and in one more day, Daniel will join the Manaslu expedition, and fully take-up his role as leader of the Manaslu expedition, along with Jeffrey Justman, who is already there with the 8 other members. Check here for the full dispatch.




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