I slept through my alarm clock, but luckily woke up when a paper was delivered to my room. I quickly got up and met the four WMS climbers for breakfast. After breakfast I had world wind of things to do and people to see before my departure.
I want to give special thanks for every on at Peak Promotion for again making my time in Nepal so special and for keeping my climbing success in Nepal so high (three summits out of five attempts). Coming to Nepal to climb is not actually just about summits. Since 2007 I have been in Nepal for more than 7 ½ months. I have many good friends at Peak Promotion that I consider much like family. Having my friend and Sherpa – Lakpa bring his wife to meet me at my hotel today was an Honor’ for me. Having lunch with another Sherpa and good friend Mingmar, his wife and daughter was another great part of my send off. Mingmar has stayed with my wife Terri and me in our home for several weeks for the last two years. Peak Promotion always makes me feel at home in Kathmandu and in the mountains.
I also want to thank the WMS climbers for being such good friends at EBC and the camps above.