Monday, May 12, 2008

Update From Kathmandu

Here's an update from Noelle Wenceslao
Dear Vince,
Ikaw nalang kulang. We're reunited with Leo and PALMC sa ilalim ng puno sa breakfast buffet ng Hotel Marshyangdi. They're Island Peak climb went well -- Dami nilang news on the recession of the glaciers and the glacial lake outburst stuff. Washed out daw ilang bridges, but we have yet to see that.
Peter Negrido and party are in Lukla already, but we're flying there on Tuesday pa.
Demolished na Sherpa Guesthouse, so tiis nalang ng sikip sa Marshyangdi.We're meeting with the Filipino community and other friends here in KTM today. Tapos groceries, etc. Wala pa naman kwento worth telling, but definitely this trip is a lot less stressful than last year.

Touchdown In Hongkong

Here's an earlier e-mail from Teqm Leader Art Valdez who wrote fron Hong kong. The Pinoy contingent consists of Sir Art, Leo Oracion, Erwin 'Pastor' Emata, Carina Dayondon, Noelle Wenceslao, Dr. Ted Esguerra and Fred Jamili.
Hi Vince,
We are taking it easy here in HK for our early evening flight to KTM. We are all excited and really enjoying ourselves because for the first time, no pressure, nor life threatening challenges ahead for us.
The Everest Marathon is tough but not as dangerous compared to the climb to the summit which we did for the last two years.Anyway, we are sending our warmest hello from Hongkong. Wish you're here to enjoy this new exciting adventure.