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Vicki’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 03 Nov 2012

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

MapI summited Mera Peak at 9am on Saturday 27 October. It was very cold and was physically demanding, but worth it - the views were stunning! We could see 5 of the 6 peaks over 8000m in Nepal, including Everest. Out of the 7 people who started the trip only the 3 women summited. One guy was air lifted out after a few days, 2 gave up on the way and one managed to get to the top of the south summit, which was a bit lower and not technically as difficult.
I'm now back in Kathmandu, waiting for my flight home at 11.45pm. I've spent the last couple of days lazing by the pool in the sun, drinking beer and bloody marys. It's a bit of a contrast from 2 weeks of camping in the freezing cold on the edge of precipices with only a hole in the ground for a loo if we were lucky!
I'll put some photos on this page when I get back to the UK - the technology isn't up to it here.
It's been a great 3 weeks and I'm now thinking what's next?
Watch this space for photos after 5 November. x