Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak: Team Arrives

Posted by: | March 22, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek

Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok - flights landed at Kathmandu from across the world as RMI’s Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak team arrived today. With the crossing of the International Date Line travel to Nepal from the U.S. typically takes three days. Plunging into the melee of Kathmandu’s streets after days spent in planes and airport waiting areas is a shock to the senses. Holy men and sacred cows wandered amidst the idling cars next to Pashputinath Temple, a sacred Hindu Temple and the traditional cremation site of the Nepalese Royal Family that sits next to the airport. Further on we navigated between the bicycle fruit vendors selling bundles of bananas along the streets and into the narrow roads near Kathmandu’s center, at last reaching the Yak and Yeti, our hotel tucked off of Durbar Marg - Kathmandu’s busy commercial strip.

By late afternoon everyone arrived and the remainder of the day was spent resting from the days of travel. It was an amazingly clear day in Kathmandu, with occasional views to the 17,000’ snow capped peaks just outside of the city. With the sun setting on the hills that ring Kathmandu, we gathered for dinner here at the Yak and Yeti, at last sitting down as a team.  Sharing a few Everest beers, we caught up on our various past climbing pursuits and hopes for our upcoming adventures in the Khumbu. We are excited to explore Kathmandu before we depart for the Khumbu.

After a morning spent reviewing our trip logistics and discussing the equipment needed for our adventures, we will head out and see several of Kathmandu’s most well known sites in the afternoon, visiting the former Newari Royal Palaces as well as several well known Budhhist Stupas in the city.

- RMI Guide Linden Mallory

Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climbers gather for dinner in Kathmandu



wow, i am so excited for all of you…look at my handsome nephew…mark!!!
you all take care and enjoy every moment of your lives…life for the now.
auntie car car

Posted by: carla henrie on 3/23/2011 at 9:47 am

Dear Dave Hahn
My name is Filip and I am 13 years old, I chose you as my hero for my project at school.  Only one other person knew who you are, so I had to tell them all about you, and what you do.  I just wanted to let you know that I really hope you make it to the top again and if not that’s ok.  As my mom says there is always a next time.  My mom promised me that she will take me with her to climb Rainier next year when i turn 14 and I hope to meet you there.  I will be checking on this blog how you are doing I told my class.  I hope you will stay healthy, happy and have a lot of good luck all the way around!

Posted by: Filip Atsidacos on 3/23/2011 at 6:45 am

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