October 8, 2009
Yesterday was rainy in Kathmandu but today dawned clear, allowing the Ama Dablam and Lobuche climbers and Everest Base Camp trekkers to fly to Lukla.
Tonight they are in Phakding, down by the river. Tomorrow they head up to Namche for a couple acclimatization days. IMG leader Justin Merle will meet with Ang Pasang in Namche and take care of the SPCC permit and garbage deposit (Justin did the expedition permit briefing at the Ministry in KTM a few days ago). So far, so good!