Saturday 28th March Kelsey Plant Hire’s Andy Clark flew out of Heathrow with Air India bound for Delhi with an onward flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Many hours later he arrived at his hotel and after one night in relative luxury Andy set off with the group for Syabrubensi.
After a rough 10 hour winding, precipitous drive he finally arrived at his tea lodge in Syabrubensi. From here the group trekked for a few days through the area of Langtang gaining height along the way.
On Friday 3rd April Andy and 5 others climbed to the summit of Yala Peak (5500m) There was a snowstorm the night before but on the ascent they had brilliant weather and excellent views all round.
Andy said that he has had a bit of a dodgy tummy which is not much fun when toilet facilities are basic in the extreme! Apart from this all is good so far and he is acclimatising well.
The expedition team of nine returns to Kathmandu 9th April for 2 nights before heading for the border, into Tibet and up to the northern Everest Base Camp at 5200m. From then on the expedition starts in earnest.
The summit weather window is expected between 17th and 28th of May. Good luck Andy.
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