Satellite phone updates from the 1998 American Everest Expedition.
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Ang Rita, The Vegetable Porter
Thursday, April 9 Gorak Shep
Story of a 67 year old Sherpa porter.
High Road to Lobuche
Wednesday, April 8 Pheriche
Loading up some unruly yaks for the scenic trip to 16,000'.
Blessing From Lama Geshi
Monday, April 6 Pheriche
Wally Berg and Nima Tashi visit a lama at Pangboche to receive a blessing for the expedition.
Acclimating at 14,000'
Sunday, April 5 Pheriche
The team plans to stay in Pheriche for a couple of days to adjust to the altitude.
Rinpoche Out of Town
Saturday, April 4 Thyangboche
It's kind of gloomy in the mist at Thyangboche Monastery, and the Rinpoche won't make it back in the bad weather.
Catching Up & Saying Goodbyes
Friday, April 3 Namche
Visiting old friends in Namche and parting for the two month climb.
Hot Like Kathmandu
Wednesday, April 1 Phakding
The team moves on to the village of Phakding where it's "a beautiful late evening in Nepal, warm weather, baseball caps..."
Tuesday, March 31 Kathmandu
Gombu Sherpa, Jendu, and the white shirt
A Drizzly Morning
Sunday, March 29 Kathmandu
Happy to watch the rain fall
Taking Care of Business
Saturday, March 28 Kathmandu
Checking the expedition gear and getting climbing permits from the ministry of tourism
From the Roof of the Hotel Tibet
Friday, March 27 Kathmandu
The scene in Kathmandu and trying to get work done around Nepalese festivals (video)
Nice to be Under Way
Thursday, March 26 Kathmandu
Crystalline sky, beautiful weather in Kathmandu; and a little about Pasang Kaji Sherpa