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Namaste and Goodbye
Sunday, November 28, 1999
"We were all sad to leave Namche as it is the heart of the Khumbu region and head for Lukla and our flights home. We were treated so special by whoever we came in contact with...."

View of Everest from Kala Patar
Monday, November 22, 1999
"The view of all the surrounding mountains was breathtaking and we could even get a bird's eye view of Everest Base Camp. Several of us stayed for sunset pictures of Everest with the nearly full moon rising from just to the left of the South Col peak...."

Our Grail is in Sight
Saturday, November 20, 1999
"But, for us, we took about seven hours to get up here today, for all our members to get here so our grail is in sight in getting to the little top of Kala Patar and also on to Base Camp..."

Half Moon Over Dingboche
Friday, November 19, 1999
"Last night, a half moon, along with thousands of stars, was shining on snow-capped mountain peaks, which glowed in a silvery luminescence...."

The Different Faces of Khumbu
Thursday, November 18, 1999
"In looking at the monasteries of Thyangboche and Pangboche some very, very big differences and of course similarities...."

Shanghai Breezes
Thursday, November 18, 1999
"...the stars over here are pretty neat and if you know the John Denver song Shanghai Breezes, you'll understand what it means to be on this side of the world and see the same stars as you're probably seeing...."

Fabulous, Clear Skies Tonight
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
"Having a great time underneath fabulous, clear skies tonight; Ama Dablam kind of winking beautifully in a very clear sky...."

Blessings from Thame Lama
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
"Yesterday was a really important day. We were privileged to have an audience with the Thame Lama from Thame and he was able to actually give us white scarves..."

Incredible Views
Monday, November 15, 1999
"A really fabulous morning; we're starting to see the sun bleed down from the upper tops of those peaks and down into the village of Thame..."

Rakshi Warms the Hands and Feet
Monday, November 15, 1999
"I had a great opportunity to go and visit Lhakpa Rita's home — Lhakpa Rita, I've climbed Everest with three separate occasions, and they were making rakshi over there..."

First View of Everest
Saturday, November 13, 1999
"...we've had fantastic weather for the last couple of days, and were able to actually see Everest, coming up the Namche hill, the last 2,000ft to get up here, which definitely slowed the group down a bit..."

The Superior Sherpa
Saturday, November 13, 1999
"In addition to the inherent majestic beauty of the Himalaya – and especially the Khumbu region – I find Sherpa and Nepali people to be a wonder of their own. They are happy, giving people, with the utmost sense of humor..."

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