On Our Way…
The packing is done and we are about to board our flights. Shelley and Paul fly out from New Zealand, and John from Australia. We meet in transit at Kuala Lumpur Airport for the final leg to Kathmandu.
For those who are interested, there is an itinerary posted on our Anidesha Chuli page on this blog. We will also endeavor to make posts on our Anidesha Chuli Facebook page from time to time, via a friend in Christchurch whom we can text with our satellite phone. But otherwise we will be out of communication for the duration of the expedition. Take this as a good sign! We will be knuckling down, trying to acclimatize as well as we can and then find the best way to try to climb the mountain. A lot of things have to align (i.e. weather, snow conditions, health of team members) for us to be successful, but be assured we will be giving it our best shot.
Once again, thanks to our three main sponsors: Sport New Zealand, The North Face Adventure Grant, and Bivouac Outdoor – without your contributions this trip wouldn’t have gone ahead. And thanks to everyone else who has also contributed, either with grants or gear, advice or kind words. Your positive thoughts give us strength and determination.
So, wish us luck, and we’ll be in touch when we can.
Ka kite ano.