Madness in Kathmandu

This is just a quick update on what has been happening in the expedition life of Kathmandu. Since I have been back I have been running around, more or less non-stop, trying to catch expeditions intending to climb one of the many expedition peaks of Nepal. The main bulk of the climbers are going to the South and North sides of Mount Everest, but there are also quite a few teams going to Annapurna I, Makalu, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and less known mountains such as Himlung and Baruntse. I have written an article about this season’s expeditions for the Nepali Times, so if you are interested, click here.

Makalu seen from the summit of Mount Everest on 21 May 2009

It has been fun, however, I have not had time to write a lot for my website as the work for Miss Hawley is keeping me very busy. I have also started to write for Russell Brices Himex website and I have taken on the task to translate Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner’s website into English. Translating Gerlinde’s website is a very interesting job and I feel honoured that Gerlinde is trusting me to convey the right messages from her and her husband’s Ralf amazing expedition to the North Face of Mount Everest.

I will be in Kathmandu for another 10 days before I depart for Lukla and then Everest Base Camp on 12th April. There I will join Himex’s Everest expedition (not to climb this year, but to report) and will hopefully climb Lobuje East with them. Like last year, the team is climbing this trekking peak to acclimatise as it is a safer option than going through the treacherous Khumbu icefall more than twice.

So, if you are interested in my stories from base camp, you can log on to www.himex.com, from where I will be reporting how the team is doing and what else is happening at base camp.

I hope you will enjoy it!

4 Responses

  1. markus said on April 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

    hi Billi,

    super – freue mich schon sackrich auf deine blogs – und bitte wenn möglich auch bilder !!!!
    markus

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  2. Angel said on April 5, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Great post! I admit to envy because of your upcoming trip to Khumbu. I’d love to go there again.

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  3. koji said on April 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I am so happy Gerlinde’s site will translated into English – she was always a such a mystery to me! And now I don’t have to read complete mis-translations on those everest news sites!

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  4. Ellen said on April 4, 2010 at 3:25 am

    YEEEHA!!!! Great post Billi! You are an awesome journalist! Looking forward to reading your posts. I am excited that you are translating Gerlinde’s site! See you soon!

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