Camp 1 to ABC

Hello Everyone,

We have made it back to ABC safe and sound! We had a good rest last night at camp 1, ate hash browns for breakfast, and then started the rest of our descent back to ABC.

It’s great to be back to our home (ABC) for the last 3 weeks or so! Gopal had pizza, fries, and apple pie waiting for us for lunch. We are now relaxing, and enjoying our dining tent with chairs and tables.

Tomorrow we will be packing up ABC and preparing for our departure back towards Kathmandu. We may lose service in between here and Kathmandu, but I will do my best to keep you updated until we arrive back in Kathmandu. Our tentative schedule should have us arriving on October 4th back to the comforts of the Yak and Yeti hotel in Kathmandu.

Talk to you soon,


Back in ABC

Gopal’s Apple Pie for our return!


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