August 22, 2010
Ang Jangbu reports from Kathmandu that everyone has arrived on schedule with no missing luggage, which is always great to hear. IMG guides Mike Hamill and Max Bunce are now doing gear checks with the expedition members. We will be collecting base camp duffels tomorrow morning and the sherpas will be loading the expedition gear into the truck at noon. Then, four of the sherpas with the truck will leave for Kodari (the Tibet border town) tomorrow afternoon.
We have scheduled the group dinner at the Rumdoodle restaurant tomorrow evening and then the rest of the sherpas and members will leave Kathmandu early the next morning by bus for the border. Despite the recent heavy rains here the road condition is okay so far–no major landslides.