April 10, 2009
Lhotse Guide Greg Vernovage Reports (4:36am PST)
All is very well here in Namche. We woke to quite a blanket of snow this morning. It was great. Started last evening and continued.
Yesterday after a short walk, the sky came tumbling in, just as had I ordered. The exact words I used were, “Championship nap weather” and it did not disappoint – cold wind and some rain & snow. The group showered up before dinner just up from a nap, hungry, but most importantly the only dry people in the place. I love when things go as planned.
The gang is doing just great. Happy, eating and resting. The Namche market started this afternoon and runs through tomorrow, but it is time for us to move on up. It is a great place here in Namche. Some shopping, warm showers and another good nap are in order followed by some last minute purchases and even a shave by one of the team by the local barber.
On the menu is some good warm tea and probably a few sizzlers (Yak or Chicken). What a great spot. Everything is in place and we are laughing.