Sunday, May 6, 2007

Back from Holiday

We're back at base camp from our little holiday down the mountain. We went down to Pangboche, where we stayed at the Sonam Lodge for four nights. This lodge is owned by a Sherpa named Germin who came to the summit of Cho Oyu with us last fall. While we were there, I think we watched a total of 15 DVDs, many of which managed to rank negative points on Wim's 1-10 scale. However, we also went down to Tengboche one day for lunch, where we actually got into some trees. It was so nice to walk through trees after we hadn't seen any for a few weeks. We also paid another visit to Lama Geshe.
After Pangboche, we stayed a night in Dukhla, and then two nights in Gorak Shep.
Now that we are back in base camp, we are just waiting till we can go for our summit attempt. The ropes are not yet fixed to the summit. Once the ropes are fixed, we hope there will soon be a good weather window.

8 comments:

Ted said...

Just in case you guys don't have time for another post: Good luck on the big push!

cindy said...

I am reading w/ glee and anticipation (and a bit of nail-biting). Love and luck to you and your dad!
Cindy

Sarah said...

Good luck. We are excited and holding you in our hearts. Sarah and Craig

Terry Moore said...

hope the waiting will soon be over-- would you tell David the bottle of Neal Ellis pinotage he brought us from South Africa was magnificent -- we drank to you both --how's the reading going? love from us -- Terry

psheldon said...

Hello Samantha. I am more than impressed. I trust you and your dad are doing well. I remember reading your log following your first summit back in the 90's. What a pursuit you have undertaken! Your Phys. Ed. teacher from Hughes. Mr. Sheldon

Ted said...

It would be super-amazing if you guys made it for my graduation, but, while I really want to see you there, I don't want you making any rash decisions in order to meet the deadline. I hope it works out! Be safe, good luck, and Godspeed.
Love,
Ted

Sharad Awasthi said...

hi Samantha,
congratulations on your achievements.

Sharad

vidya said...

Hi Samantha,
Heartiest congratulations to your amazing achievement.i have no word to describe in words.
from Vidya