Ready to Go Off the Grid
We had our last team meeting before departure. Bags are filling. Dawa is ready for us to arrive in Kathmandu. Once there, we will have a short time to get ourselves organized and then be off to Lukla and begin the trek to Mera and Baruntse basecamp. While we are out there, my daugher Amy will update the blog based on satellite phone messages she will receive from us as we progress. Hopefully these will come in every two or three days but the brain numbing effects of altitude may bring on fits of forgetfulness. (Oh ya…Is that a week that’s passed???) We won’t be able to upload photos until we are back in Kathmandu. Large expeditions have full internet connections in basecamp. Team members return emails and monitor stock market fluctuations. We won’t be doing that.