October 14, 2019
It has been a busy weekend in Kathmandu with the arrival of our Ama Dablam, 3X3 Trek and 3X2 with Lobuche Peak Teams. The president of China made a last minute decision to visit Nepal over the weekend as well, creating many delays. The good news is all climbers and trekkers have arrived with all of their gear! Great job by the staff in Kathmandu and incredible patience shown by our team of climbers and trekkers.
The best news is that we are on schedule. IMG Senior Guide Andy Polloczek received our climbing permit and all gear checks have been completed with the help of Andy and Jangbu. The team will be up early to head to the airport for their flight to Lukla.
IMG Senior Guide Phunuru Sherpa has already flown to the Khumbu Valley with gear and had Phinjo Dorji, Dawa Tenzing and Nawang Tshiri climb to Camp 1 and Camp 2 to secure spots for our tents. The Sherpa report that there is quite a bit more snow on the mountain this Autumn which is great news for climbing as well as drinking water during the climb.
We are ready to head to the Khumbu Valley!