October 15, 2011
Eben Reckord reports that the Annapurna/Chulu team is in Timrung, and have had some very nice trekking along the way. Last night they were in Tal, with a big waterfall nearby. Now they are starting climb out of the deep valley and are starting to see the nearby peaks. They were able to call with the CDMA cell phone (sporadic service in the area). Only issue was that one member broke a tooth—they were hoping to find a dentist in Chame tomorrow. Other than that everyone is doing well. Eben said it was bit cloudy today but no rain.
Justin Merle called from Namche, and he says everyone is doing well. The team had a nice day today, getting used to the altitude and seeing the sights. They went to the weekly market in the morning and then went to the Sherpa Museum in the afternoon. Tomorrow they plan to do an acclimatization hike up to the nearby Sherpa villages of Kumjung and Kunde to visit the Hillary school and hospital and also the bakery! Today the team joined Lobuche climbers Greg and David in celebrating their 62nd birthdays. Way to go, you guys