Tuesday, April 7, 1998 Thyangboche (12,680')
Burleson to Mingma: Mingma, come here... Mingma, they want to talk to you... say hello!
Mingma: Hello, Mountain Zone.
Burleson to another Sherpani: And if you could...
The other Sherpani: Hello from Thyangboche.
Burleson: Tell them all about you... tell them you run the Mountain Zone... tell them you run the best restaurant.
[They both laugh at him.]
You can tell Sherpani are shy. Mingma is the best looking Sherpani in the Khumbu. Alright, that's it for now. We'll keep the updates coming; hopefully this phone will keep working. Talk to you later, bye.
Todd Burleson, Leader of the Alpine Ascents International Trek
Viewed from Thyangboche Monastery, plumes of snow are blown off the summit
of Everest, just visible above the Nuptse Ridge. Ama Dablam is at right.
[click to zoom] (photo: Peter Potterfield)
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