March 18, 2010
Ang Jangbu in Nepal reports that we have sent another MI helicopter charter load (3495 kg) to Shyangboche this morning, in preparation for the Everest expedition. Ang Pasang and Ang Tshering at Shyangboche received the loads which will be heading up to Everest BC soon.
Among the loads is a large quantity of climbing rope (several thousand meters or a few miles!), which we have purchased on behalf of a group of the Everest operators. We hope to work together this year with as many other climbers as possible, to get a good route fixed up the mountain. Prior to sending the rope up to Khumbu, our Sherpas stripped it off the spools and stacked it into bags, so it is easy to deploy without kinking.