September 1, 2016
Just off the phone with Mike and Jangbu in Lhasa. There are many things that we prepare for on big expeditions, but one thing that you can’t prepare for, but will definitely encounter on every expedition, is the fact that at some point you’re going to have to hurry up… and then wait. There is just no way around it! This was clearly illustrated by a 3 hour weather delay at the KTM airport. The good news is that in the end they made it to Lhasa! Jangbu reported that they had a great dinner and are in a new hotel. Tomorrow is the city tour of Lhasa. It will be great for acclimatizing!
More great news came from our climbing Sirdar Phunuru. Phunuru informed that all Sherpas and the truck with gear have arrived to the Nepal border, Timure. They are going to spend the night in Timure and cross the border tomorrow morning.