Mt. Everest Expedition: Prepping in Kathmandu

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | March 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 4,383'

The RMI 2013 Everest Expedition has now officially started!  Dave arrived late last night along with the last of our baggage.  We are now set to head out from Kathmandu.

We had our first full team meal this morning at breakfast and after that we had an interview with Elizabeth Hawley.  Miss Hawley is a fixture for Everest climbers.  She has maintained a very thorough database of all ascents of the mountain ever since the first ascent of the mountain in 1953.  It was a treat hearing her stories of climbers past and present.  Now in her 90s she is still sharp as a tack and is absolutely interested in all of the expeditions on the mountain.

After that we spent the rest of the day packing for the trek into base camp.  If all goes well we will fly into Lukla tomorrow and trek to the village of Phakding.  We’re all fired up to get that started.

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The RMI 2013 Team meet with Ms. Elizabeth Hawley in Kathmandu.  Photo: Seth Waterfall

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James

I see you made the plane flight. How was that landing?? good luck man.

Posted by: Wayne on 3/27/2013 at 8:45 am

all the best as you journey to high places!

Posted by: michelle on 3/26/2013 at 5:59 pm

I’m glad everyone is there safe and sound! Elizabeth Wilkins

Posted by: Elizabeth Wilkins on 3/26/2013 at 5:08 pm

Best of luck on your adventure.  So happy to have met you on your way out at ABQ Uptown.  Looking forward to following your journey.

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 3/26/2013 at 2:35 pm

I wish you all the best and look forward to following the climb! Go Larry 2014 or 2015 that’s awesome!

Posted by: Paul Kinneberg on 3/26/2013 at 1:58 pm

I wish you all the best on your great adventure. Be safe and laugh a lot!!!  Bill

Posted by: Bill McGahan on 3/26/2013 at 10:47 am

Hi Guys!

I’m looking forward to following your journey.  I hope to join you in 2014 or 2015.

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 3/26/2013 at 10:36 am

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