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Martine's Route Coverage of Martine Larroque's Everest 2002 Expedition

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March 27, 2002: Finally I reached the Sherpa land. I flew from Katmandu to Lukla on the 24th on the way to base camp. It is so great to be back after 15 years on the trail to base camp. Things has change so much in the Sherpa land modernity have reached this place, which in a way is great, food and loading are excellent.

My trekking companion is named Fred from Denver is keeping me company up to Pangboche where he will met his buddies and then climb Ama Dablam [I will bet my sister that is Fred Barth (Everest summiter and all around nice guy) that is working now for Fabrizio in Colorado now. It is a small small world and I don't have a sister !] and Tony from England who I will meet me again at Base camp. We had a great laugh at Namche Bazar for the Tony's birthday .

Today 26, I feel great I am actually at Khumjung the village of Lakpa Sherpa who is one of the Sherpa assigned to my expedition and summited Everest twice from both sides. He is accompanying me all the way to base camp .  I will spend one day rest and acclimatize before I continue to base camp.

My next journal will be at base camp where I think will be there around the 1 or 2 of April. so please be patient.

Au revoir

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