Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Cancelled flights to Lukla

Enlightened Jogis ( Holy men) in Durbar Square Kathmandu.
My Team Ascent Ama Dablam climbing members seeking a different sort of enlightenment!

The third row of people are puppets, used in gaijatra ( festival) for the souls to find peace and serenity in heaven.

Today 6th October we were up early and went to the domestic airport to board our flight to Lukla. Twice we boarded the plane and at one point engines were revving for take off but then the air traffic controllers advised of the mist and fog descending on Lukla so we were unable to fly. We hung about all morning at the airport but eventually were stood down. We spent the afternoon visiting some interesting sights in Kathmandu and also visited the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square which is a World Heritage site.

Plans are to return to the airport for six in the morning where we are on the first wave of flights to Lukla. Everyone is fine and well and all are enjoying this sojourn in Nepal. If you have not done so yet, please check out www.justgiving.com/CalumMacintyre

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