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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Nepal
October 11, 2007

On the morning of Sep 23rd I flew from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where I checked into the Chhetri Sisters Guesthouse. I received a very warm and relaxed welcome there. This is the guesthouse of the same company I had booked my Annapurna Sanctuary Tea-House Trek with. I went for a walk in Pokhara, changed some […]

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Tibet/China: The Albums
October 11, 2007

Peking/Beijing Revisited PhotosSince I had been in Beijing in 2005 and at that time also visited the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, I did not take many photos this time. For more see the album of 2005. Train Journey Beijing – Lhasa PhotosWe embarked on the almost 48 hour train journey in Beijing on […]

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Both back home!
October 8, 2007

Stephen arrived back home yesterday; I’m home since this morning. I was in the middle of putting an update here a few days ago, when the power went. Haven’t had access to email since, until getting back home. Will update very soon!!!!

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Back from my 12 day trek!
October 5, 2007

Just a quick one to let you all know that I am back from my trek!! It was probably the hardest thing I have ever done. But now I am starving and will go and have lunch with my trekking partner, Francis. May post more later today, but also have some issues with flights to […]

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Back in Lhasa
October 5, 2007

Arrived late last night back in Lhasa, one day ahead of schedule. We gave the bus driver a little extra money and he was willing to do some long driving days. So today, spending a bit of time of the Internet just catching up. Today is also the day Caroline will be ending her trek […]

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Last Day at ABC
October 2, 2007

This is the final post from Advanced Base Camp. We are breaking down ABC and preparing to leave tomorrow. We are all very excited about finally heading down. The Yaks just arrived and will be loaded up in the morning. Next post will be on the road back to Lhasa. As we have left ABC, […]

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Heading Home
October 1, 2007

We are starting to break down ABC and preparing to head home. Tomorrow night (Tuesday 10/2) the Yaks arrive. We will load them up on Wednesday (10/3) morning and hike down via Chinese Base Camp to the awaiting jeeps which will whisk us to Tingri for the night. After Tingri we overland in the jeeps […]

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We are done on Cho Oyu
September 30, 2007

Well we finally made our move up the mountain as part of the summit push. On Thursday (9/27) we headed up to Camp 1 in good weather. We were all very pleased to be heading up and on our summit push. Unfortunately the weather overnight and Camp 1 was not brilliant. But on Friday (9/28) […]

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Weather Weather Weather
September 26, 2007

Looks like another day at ABC. Although there are some signs that the weather might actually be clearing. This is day 7 that we have had to hunker down at ABC. And it is becoming a bit of a drag. The snowing of the last few days continues this morning, so I am sure they […]

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Yet Another Forced Weather Day
September 25, 2007

That’s right – yet another day at ABC. The tropical depression is starting to dissipate, but we still have high winds and blowing snowing. So we are hunkered down at ABC. Many of the other teams are retreating from higher up on the mountain and there are even reports that tents have been blown out. […]

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Another Forced Weather Day at ABC
September 24, 2007

We woke up to snowing conditions. While the snowing conditions would not stop us moving up to Camp 1, the forecast for tomorrow is for much more snow. So we decided that we did not want to spend the day trapped at Camp 1. The decision was to take our third weather day here in […]

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Arrived in Pokhara.
September 23, 2007

We enjoyed our last group dinner last night in Kathmandu and most of us were sad that the adventure was over. I was sad on the one hand that the first part of my trip was over (and a good first part it was) and excited on the other hand about the second part of […]

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Still at ABC
September 23, 2007

The weather is not cooperating with us as much as we would like. A tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal is having the effect of forecasted high winds in our region on the 25th and 26th. So we have delayed the start of our Summit Push, with the hope of catching better weather once […]

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Made it to Kathmandu!
September 22, 2007

We arrived here a few hours ago and after doing some much needed hand-washing I went looking for an internet place straight away! The trip since Shigatse: So, after a morning visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse (home of the Panchen Lama or 2nd Lama) we did the 3 hour drive to Sakya where, upon […]

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Getting Ready for the Summit Push
September 21, 2007

Well, the weather up high is looking good. The detailed weather forecasts are now starting to trickle in. Also today, a Sherpa team went above Camp 3 to fix the last of the fixed lines. So everything is looking good to commence the Summit push tomorrow. Later today we are having Oxygen school. This is […]

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