Local Time: 9:30am, May 31
Weather: Overcast & humid
Hi it’s Paul here.
We had a great night out in Kathmandu yesterday, visiting the Rumdoodle restaurant. This is a place made famous by its impressive collection of signatures of Everest summiteers, going back as far as Edmund Hillary.
Fiona, Dennis & Jim added their signatures to the list of climbers who have summited Everest, and handed over two passport photos to became members of the Rumdoodle club. This entitles them to free food for life at the restaurant. We made good use of this perk last night!
Meeting other climbers
We met lots of other climbers there, and sitting on the rooftop in the cool evening air, reminisced over stories of everyone’s trip. It seemed that almost all the climbers in Kathmandu were here. It was great to meet climbers from the North side too, and hear their stories. They had it a bit more luxurious than us, as they can get vehicles to base camp, and yaks to the equivalent of our camp 2.
Still waiting for confirmation of flights home – if we are going to get the flight today we need to leave for the airport in about 1 hour!
All packed and ready to go,