Saturday, February 19, 2011

The GHT is underway at last

I spoke to Robin a few hours ago and the happy trekkers were just emerging for breakfast in delightful Taplejung before loading up and heading off towards Kanchenjunga. The weather is OK and the views were, apparently, quite good. However the road from Bhadrapur was awful and so they had to travel very slowly. Well, they won't have to worry about that for a while now.
I am doing weather reports once again, and it looks as though although it will be very cold, there won't be any snow or rain at in the next 4-5 days. More than that I cannot say.
Here is an article from the Nepal media about the trip.
I still don't have the info about the BBC Radio interview with Jo Jolly - perhaps she's run out electricity! Everyone else there has by the sounds of it.
Those of you who haven't signed up for Robin's GHT newsletter won't know about the gofundraise site, where all donations for the GHT will be sent.
Also, World Expeditions will be doing a blog based on sat phone calls from the guides - first cab off the rank will be Brave Sir Robin. Click here to check it out (though they've not got anything at the time of this posting - but it should be there in the next day or so).  
Meanwhile, the life of a city office worker continues for yours truly. Had to do the grocery shopping at the Village of the Damned this morning - always so enjoyable.  Yesterday one of my mates at work got handed this menu for a local Indian restaurant and I couldn't resist this - though I may never actually order it.

Time for more hilarious house cleaning.

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