Mt Everest 2013 – I arrived in Katmandu!

It was a long trip but I made it.  On my flight I read Mark Horrell’s The Chomolungma Diaries on my ebook reader. I read it non-stop, in one 5 hour read. I couldn’t stop reading it and did not get any rest on the flight but it was worth it.  It is very well written, easy read and gave me very useful information for my own safety and preparation.  I would highly recommend it.

OutsideKathmandu airport

OutsideKathmandu airport

Good news! All my gear and baggage arrived safe and sound! On arrival, it was so nice to see all the familiar faces at the Courtyard hotel and they gave me a great room.  I will surely enjoy these last few days of a comfortable bed, running water and all the things most of us take for granted.  I also met some of the team that I will be climbing with. There are a couple of people from Australia, the US and others coming soon.  I also met and spent some time with Berta from Lithuania, a reporter from “15 Minutes” newspaper.  She is here to do some trekking, filming and also will be doing some reporting on my expedition. I introduced her to some of my team members and we had a fantastic dinner here in the hotel. Tomorrow we are going for a relaxing pedicure and foot massage before we head off to abuse our feet 🙂

I REALLY want to thank those that donated to the Sahel Campaign in the last few days. I , and certainly those hungry people will appreciate it. We still have a long way to go though both in the expedition and the support needed.  Stay tuned…

Sign greeting Everest 2013 climbers

Sign greeting Everest 2013 climbers

Welcome to Nepal!

Welcome to Nepal!

Long line for Visa to Nepal

Long lines for Visa to Nepal

Finally arrived, after all night wait in Doha airport

Finally arrived, after all night wait in Doha airport

To the dusty streets of Kathmandu

To the dusty streets of Kathmandu

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5 responses to “Mt Everest 2013 – I arrived in Katmandu!

  1. Pity the photos didn’t surface but pleased you enjoyed Mark Horrell’s reading material Top BlokeCheers Kate

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