Which was nice.....it'll compliment my apauling spilling.
Still no sign of any Mountaineering kit.
Finally heard back from Phuri Sherpa, everythings good to go and it sounds like he's been liaising with the Hotel in Kathmandu.
News from Nepal is that a recent very cold spell has caused numerous deaths - not too worried - as I suspect that those concerned were v poor villagers - but a salutary warning nevertheless.
Also a Bandh or "terror strike" has been called ahead of the elections. This could pose problems. Once I get to Nepal I am not going to feel too comfortable until I get up high into the mountains. I am hoping that the old folks don't catch wind of this or in the words of 'Murphey' "there will be.....trouble".
Need to make plans to pick up the missing bits of kit (poles, gaiters, enough bog role to last a month, pith helmet, prismatic compass and wicker hamper and officers dining table, silver cultery and crystal) I need for the expedition in Kathmandu and then head to Lukla.........quickly.