Namaste from Kathmandu, Nepal
I have been in Kathmandu for the last two weeks and cannot believe how fast the time has gone. I have retrieved my climbing gear out of storage and gave my sleeping bags a much needed bath. Cresting has been sewn on my jackets and my crampon points have been sharpened. The last of the food has been purchased, yesterday I was at the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and had a briefing and I now I have the Makalu permit in my hand. Tomorrow the team and I will fly into a region called Tumlingtar and from there it should be an eight day hike to Makalu base camp.
Makalu lies in the eastern part of Nepal; it rises to an altitude of 8463 meters above sea level and is the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Remedy’s Café, Zee I am so grateful your support and commitment to help make this expedition a success. I will with much pride showcase your logo on all my climbing gear. REMEDY CAFÉ, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thank you…Thank you.
I would like to say thank you to Joe Hartley and the team from Precismeca Limited, to Mountain Hardwear and to GLOBAL Spot Satellite Spot Messenger for their continued support. Thank you so much!
I would like to give a big thank you to the Dahlem family (Ryan, Sioux and John) for their generous support.
Alan Jodoin from Merge Creative, thank you for being there when I needed you, you’re the magic man. Dean Jodoin, thank you for air brushing my helmet, outstanding job!!
To all my family and friends who continue to support me,