Dan Mazur's Kangchenjunga Spring 2002

Dispatch March 28th: We packed up our basecamp, and loaded the truck and a minivan, and drove to Lhasa, over a very windy road and many mountain passes. We reached Lhasa in the late afternoon and were grateful to have a few hot showers and tasty meals.

Dispatch March 29th: We toured Lhasa today: The Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and the Jokhang Temple. We accomplished lots of gift shopping, more hot showers and eating. Several of us enjoyed a visit to a Tibetan nightclub where we danced the night away and hung out with a few hundred Tibetans for our last night's farewell to Lhasa.

Dispatch March 30th: We went to the airport early and fought with the airlines company over our 250 kilograms of excess luggage. We were able
to negotiate somewhat, but basically, considered ourselves stung. The flight to Kathmandu was impressive and beautiful. We were able to spot a very snowy Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. Our agent Murari met us at the Kathmandu airport.

Dispatch March 31st: We shopped and prepared for our Kangchenjunga expedition. Our team has begun arriving, including Felix Berg, Malte Hagge, Chris Grasswick, Ivan Vallejo and his friend Julio Mesias de Aillion.

Thank you very much. Cheers for now. Yours
Sincerely, Daniel Mazur from http://www.SummitClimb.com

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