Though it has been five days since we’ve summited, there’s still quite a lot happening. We left basecamp yesterday after nearly three weeks there, and will be in Lukla tonight. If the weather holds we should be back at the hotel in Kathmandu tomorrow. We can’t wait to get into a new set of clothes.
Once we get home and get a chance to sort through the 1000+ photos we’ve taken, a more detailed trip report will come.
A short while ago we said good bye to Phurba and the boys, it was great to have a proper fairwell. The reunion is already set. Adrian, Lissa, the VT crew, Dirk, Christy, myself and the sherpa, agreed to head to Pumori together on another expedition, in two years. So it’s set then, Pumori 2010.
Ob-Ama Dablam ’08
Right now we are sitting in the Everest Bakery, in Namche, awaiting Obama’s acceptance speech. We watched the results of the election come in all morning here, in the kitchen of the tea house, on Al Jazeera news. Christy, Dirk and I voted before we left and were happy to see the pres-elect take Colorado by ten points. I guess our pact to stay over here had the results been different won’t come to be. Phew.
What a great end to the trip.