April 11, 2012
IMG leaders Eben Reckord and Emily Johnston report that the A4 team is now on their way to Besisahar. Yesterday the team had the chance to meet Liz Hawley in person. Liz is the original Himalayan historian. She has lived in Kathmandu and kept track of the climbers since 1960!
Nowadays it is normally her staff that interview the climbing teams, but Liz is always interested to meet, in-person, with teams going to adventurous places, and she was happy to see off the A4 climbers. Liz told the team stories about Sir Edmund Hillary making it especially memorable for the team.
If you want the definitive record of Himalayan climbing, see her Himalayan Database.