Thursday, April 7, 2011

An Amazing Trek Today!

Fantastic hike up to Namche here yesterday. Sunshine most of the day. Enjoyed a good reunion with the rest of our team at the Moonlight Lodge in Namche Bazaar! Early today we said farewell to Bills group as they are on the way up to Debouche today. My team is staying here in Namche an additional night. Went for a spectacular walk up to the Everest View Lodge and onto the small village of Khumjung where the Sir Edmond Hillary School is located.  Our first view of Everest this morning, complete with extremely high winds. Will be watching that closely over the next few weeks as the jet stream winds around the mountain. Perfect day, just a little cool and windy here. Now we are back at the Moonlight Lodge and enjoying a quiet afternoon. Photos from our hike this morning. 
Scott Woolums reporting from Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Monday, April 4, 2011


Update from Kathmandu!            


Yesterday morning Bills group, including Ephi, Chris, Neil and 3 trekkers flew into Lukla…in helicopters! Perfect day and Bill sent a message saying everything is going well from Phakding. Newall, Irenuz and I will be flying in tomorrow morning to start our trek. Including 2 other trekkers. The plan is to meet the other team after a few days. Lots of time, we are actually a few days ahead of our schedule last year. All of us are looking forward to getting out on the trail and away from the gritty streets of Kathmandu.


Scott Woolums in Kathmandu, Nepal