Well – Sophie and I are sitting in Kathmandu! Currently at the Mandap Garden restaurant enjoying a Everest beer, a Nepali green salad and BLT.

Our flight from Auckland to Seoul Yesterday was … bumpy, very very bumpy. And as a PG pilot I’m totally comforable with turbulence, not. Actually I find that flying on large planes in turbulence quite discomforting, not quite sure why ;) However the flight from Seoul to Kathmandu was really really nice – lots of HUGE cumulus clouds everywhere on the flight over and as we landed

The next few days will be pretty busy with sorting gear, buying gear and packing gear. We’ll be using Zupka’s (cross between yaks and cows)_ as well as donkeys to get to basecamp. So lots of packing to ensure that gear doesn’t get smashed!