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  Summit Climb Everest 2004 Dispatch One


Today our Summitclimb.com team met and discussed their plans for the Everest and Lapka Ri expeditions, and the Everest Trek at the Nepa Hotel in Kathmandu. Our team will be representing climbers from The United States, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, and Nepal. Our plans to depart for Tibet on the 7th may be postponed a day or two due to a major strike against the government that is set to begin tomorrow. For the next few days we will be purchasing any extra needed gear, packing, finalizing the logistics for the expedition, and having a look around Kathmandu. This morning Murari left our passports with the Chinese Embassy for our visas to enter Tibet.

Being my first time in Nepal, Kathmandu can be quite the experience. There is a bunch to see and do while we are here. Kathmandu has a mystic medieval feel to it. Many of the buildings here seem like they belong in a museum with their detailed woodwork. There are some great temples around the city to take a look at. Kathmandu is a very busy city with everyone having somewhere to go. The roads are cluttered with cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, pedestrians, and rikshaws, all trying to squeeze through a space barely wide enough for two way traffic. There seems to be no order to the traffic, everyone picks their own route and weaves their way through. It amazes me that I have yet to see a collision. It is great to be here and experience the rich culture this part of the world has to offer. But I think I speak for the team when I say, I will be ready to continue our journey onward to base camp when the time comes for us to depart- after all we have a mountain to climb! -Tom Haines

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