October 16, 2017
It has been a busy weekend for our Teams in Nepal. While our Mera Peak Team hit the trail, our Ama Dablam Team and 3X3/2X2 Teams were doing gear checks and having the rooftop meeting. All went well and the Teams prepared to launch from KTM. With the clouds coming and going from Lukla and KTM, the Teams made the decision to jump on Helicopters and get to Lukla. Great decision! Everyone made it into Lukla with their gear and had a great trek to Phakding.
Austin and Harry checked in to let us know that the weather was perfect and the Team is doing great. The walk to Phakding is not very strenuous and getting the fresh air in the mountains is a welcomed feeling after being on Airplanes for the last couple days. Everyone is excited to get a good night sleep and take on the Namche Hill in the morning. The schedule for tomorrow is up at 6am for coffee, pack the trekking duffle and have it ready for the porters before breakfast. This Team has an extra bonus. Long time IMG Sherpa Ang Pasang is trekking with them. Ang Pasang lives in Pangboche and has as much knowledge on climbing Ama Dablam as well as many other peaks in the Himalaya.
All is well in the Khumbu Valley!