Everest 2010: Good Bye Kathamndu

Hi this is TA calling in from the rooftop of the hotel Horizon here in Kathmandu; we are trying to get all our bags in one spot, so we can get them packed up and pray that they are not over weight for our flight tomorrow. So this is my last post from Kathmandu, and my last post from the field for this Everest expedition. Of course once I hit home I will try to filter through the last couple of months and post some pictures and all that kind of stuff. Over the last few days I have been enjoying conversations and spending time with my teammates, the last of whom have gone home today. Marian and I where in the last third of the team to arrive and we are the last two women standing as we will be the last out as well. So it has been a good time here in Kathmandu we hung out with Nadia, Leslie, and Dan when they got back in here to Kathmandu, we have been enjoying the sights, sounds, smells, and just in general the overwhelm of Kathmandu. I can’t believe that it has been almost 2 ½ months since I arrived here on the 28th of March, but now I can’t wait to get home. I want to go through all the pictures and relive the moments of the expedition and gleam the various moments of learning that I have gotten from this trip. So again big thank you to all of you who have followed along, to Earl for doing all of that transcription, Earl Walker my communications king for this expedition and managing the home front as well, you wouldn’t be able to follow me without him, so thanks again Earl. Thanks to all of my sponsors who helped me get to the mountain; to Applecore Interactive, RJG Construction, the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, the School Sports Association, the egg Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador. Thanks to all the practitioners and Amy Butt at Allied Health Services for their sponsorship and their assistance and help during all of the training. And to all of my colleges at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland, for picking up the slack that I leave behind while I am on this mountain and other mountains. To all of my friends and family who gather around me and help me live these big dreams and big goals. Sometimes we get to the summit and sometimes we don’t, I read a quote in this Buddhist temple today that had 1000 images of Buddha in it, about how you need to suck every minute out of this existence, I’m paraphrasing of course. But it has been a great privilege to be here, it’s been incredibility humbling to be here in Nepal, but I am still glad to be going home safe and sound with all my fingers and toes intact. I now am going to concentrate on rebuilding my strength and figuring out which mountain or adventure will come next. So thanks for coming along with me and I will catch you from the other side of the pond back in North America, thanks so much take care.

TA

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