|Airport at Lukla|
|Buddhist Stupa and Mani Stones along the trail|
|Ann on one of the cable footbridges over the Dudh Kosi River|
|Namche Bazar and the Kwangde Peaks behind|
We spent the night in Namche Bazar and on third day of our trek Ann and I headed to different places. Ann went to the village of Kumjung with Liesl Clark and her children Finn (8), and Cleo (5) where they will be working at one of the Magic Yeti libraries. Liesl and her husband Pete Athans have established several village libraries in this region of Nepal to help promote literacy. I headed for the village of Phortse with Dave Weber, Kit Redhead, Pete Athans, Dave Burger, Dawa, and Chongba. Phortse is the location of the Khumbu Climbing School and I will be able to get in a couple of days of teaching and a day of testing. This is all that is left of this session of the KCS given that we are six days late getting here. We had great weather on the hike to Phortse with views of the top of Mount Everest.
|The top of Mt Everest behind the Lhotse-Nuptse wall on the left with Ama Dablam on the right|