I thought I’d give you all an update from Kathmandu.
Yesterday morning, Bill Allen’s group, including Ephi Gildor, Chris Davenport, Neil Beidelman and three friends joining them for the trek, flew into Lukla in helicopters. Helicopter fights to Lukla are one of the additional services we offer, as they tend to be more timely than the fixed wing aircraft that the majority of climbers use. It was a perfect day and Bill sent me a message saying everything is going well and that they had hiked the short distance to Phakding.
Newall Hunter, Irenuz Szpot and I will fly in with two other trekkers tomorrow morning to start our trek. We plan to meet up with the other team after a few days. We have lots of time, as we are actually a few days ahead of our schedule last year. As fascinating as Kathmandu is, all of us are looking forward to getting out on the trail and away from the gritty streets of the capital.
Scott Woolums in Kathmandu, Nepal