Everest Base Camp Trek: Mark Tucker and Team Arrive in Kathmandhu

Posted by: Mark Tucker | March 20, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek

Mark Tucker here in Nepal kicking off the RMI 2013 Mount Everest programs.

Our first wave of climbers are all here with bags intact.  After a nice city tour and final preparations yesterday we have made our way to the Domestic airport. Right now we are at the boarding area and on standby due to a weather delay in Lukla, which is our flight destination.  Not unusual for such a delay, so we will wait till weather conditions improve.  A cup of tea and a book will hold us over for a while.  No hurry.  Looking forward to keeping you all up to date as best I can over the next couple of weeks / months / years.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

The team in Kathmandu. Photo: Mark Tucker The Team's Kathmandu Transportation? Photo: Mark Tucker

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To All, especially Pete and Gerry… We’re pulling for you!!!

Posted by: mick on 3/25/2013 at 2:50 am

Mark, Many thanks for the wonderful photos and updates-we are there with you! Love to Liesl and Pete from their Durango family.

Posted by: Claudia and Jim on 3/23/2013 at 5:47 pm

Looks like so far so good!  Keep it up you guys!

Posted by: Susan McMunn on 3/23/2013 at 4:18 pm

Aloha Peter, Gerry, Sue, and Bill,  Looks like great fun and beautiful scenery! Climb with care.  Off to see Murphy in a couple of days.  The other news is “its a boy.”

Posted by: Brenda Barnard on 3/23/2013 at 11:05 am

L & P-
Yea!  We’ve seen all the, ‘getting started,” pics!!  This is sooooo exciting! We’re with You every step of the way!  Savor every moment!! & remember YMNTBP!!  Let Mark know how neat it is to have these pics….thanks so much for the effort!!  Enjoy!!
Much love,  G & M

Posted by: Gretchen & Mike on 3/22/2013 at 2:11 pm

Mom, Dad, Peter, & Gerry - Wishing you well on your adventure.  Wish we could be there with you!! 

Love,
Scottie, Emily, Anthony, Bella, & Timmie!!

Posted by: Scott Hill on 3/22/2013 at 7:22 am

Bill, Sue, Jerry & Peter - What a wonderful adventure!  Enjoy every moment.  We are thinking of you every day.  Be safe. Hugs, Michael and Suzi

Posted by: Susan DeCandio on 3/22/2013 at 7:20 am

Life should be about building great memories.  Bill & Susie, you have already built some fantastic ones, but this trek will add another extremely interesting chapter!!  That should be true for the entire team.  Mark Tucker has had a lot of years of experience, but just from looking at the pictures so far, I doubt he will ever have a more attractive & enthusiatic group to work with.  Have fun, be safe and may the “Luck of the Irish” be with you all.  Lots of love, Tom & Karen

Posted by: Tom & Karen Hill on 3/21/2013 at 6:28 pm

Mom/Dad, Peter/Gerry - so glad to see your smiling faces! Sounds like you had a crazy trip into Lukla! Onward and upward! Love you! - Courtney

Posted by: Courtney Froelich on 3/21/2013 at 4:56 pm

Wish I was with you guys!! Love you! - Michael

Posted by: Mike F on 3/21/2013 at 4:50 pm

Good start to your adventure!!  We are all in awe and checking the updates with confidence you are okay and in good hands.  Keep smiling and drink lots of water.
Steve

Posted by: Steve Cookk on 3/21/2013 at 12:58 pm

Motorbikes!!!  Helicopters!! what a neat way to begin your adventure.  Stay warm and love to the Richmond girls. XOXO from Nano and Stewart

Posted by: Nancy and Stewart Colee on 3/21/2013 at 12:37 pm

Bill, Sue, Peter, and Jerry. So great to see your smiling faces after that long journey to Katmandu.Hope that Irish Luck and the sunshine follows you on the rest of the trip.It is bitter cold here, but I’m sending lots of warm love and good wishes from Bill’s Mom.

Posted by: Dee Brown on 3/21/2013 at 9:23 am

Mom/Dad/Peter/Jerry - got your message. Glad to hear you all arrived in Lukla safely - via helicopter! Stay safe. We love you!

Posted by: Courtney Froelich on 3/21/2013 at 6:50 am

Bill/Susan/Peter/Jerry - Have fun you all! We will be following you on the blog.
Mike M

Posted by: Mike M on 3/21/2013 at 4:55 am

Bill & Sue - Have a blast, but save some of that energy for the AT!

Dan

Posted by: Dan Eberle on 3/21/2013 at 3:37 am

Susan, Bill, and to the whole team,  you all rock!  Have a great adventure and post lots of pics for us so we can live vicariously through you.  -Sue

Posted by: Sue Datoc on 3/20/2013 at 4:33 pm

Hello to all and a hug to Susan & Bill Hill! Delighted to learn you all arrived safely and your luggage as well. You all toured Katmandu via motorbikes? How cool is that! Sounds like you are off to a wonderful start. So happy for you!
With love,
Carol

Posted by: Carol Donovan on 3/20/2013 at 4:08 pm

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