Now we have a few hours of downtime and then we head out for a group dinner with the entire team including the sherpas. Tomorrow we will fly out from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, where we will jump in jeeps for an 1.5 hour drive and set up camp. The next day we will drive until the road becomes unpassable. As Chhiring said today, when the truck starts slipping going up we will start walking.
Attached is a team portrait of the American Team taken at dinner last night, and a picture of Eric Meyer with the Rinpoche.
This will be last update from civilization, I have tested the satellite phone connection and it appears to be working. The goal will be to send an update about every two days.
Chris Klinke, Kathmandu