Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, checks in from safety quarantine day four in Nepal and discusses the options for what’s ahead:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Ama Dablam team and Gokyo trek teams. We are still in Kathmandu. This is day four of our quarantine.
Tomorrow we are doing our COVID tests and hopefully get negative test results. Then, hopefully, heading to the Khumbu Valley the next day. The Khumbu is closed. They closed it the other day. But, we are hoping that they are going to reopen. If not, we’ll probably head off to climb another peak. We’re looking at Mount Himlung, just over 7000m.
Everyone’s in good spirits here! We’re enjoying the Yak & Yeti hotel, playing tennis, doing yoga, working out in the gym, venturing out in Kathmandu, and making the most of it. So, we’re in good spirits and looking forward to what tomorrow brings.
All’s well here in Nepal. We’ll check in soon.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)
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