5th November
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Ama Dablam Daily Report: Wednesday 5th November

Lukla (2866 m)

Yet another day in Lukla!  René is feeling quite despondent as he sees his visit to the Chitwan National Park becoming less and less of a reality. The day was again cloudy and no planes arrived or left the airstrip (with the exception of a very expensive chartered helicopter which only the most affluent - or desperate - could afford). The weather forecast for tomorrow, however, is better and the team members are holding thumbs that they will get a seat on a plane out of the village (which is by now very overcrowded indeed). René spent the day at the local bakery drinking copious cups of coffee and working on his MSc thesis. He has re-written and re-arranged many of the sections and has spent a good deal of time doing graphical representations of the geology of the area.

The AC summiteers spent the day at Base Camp packing up and preparing for their trip down the mountain tomorrow. Tonight they plan to celebrate their success with perhaps a small glass of champagne or two!  Who knows, they might perhaps just meet up with their compatriots in Lukla in a day or two's time!

This is just what the group would like to see (more than anything) on the Lukla airstrip!
Photo acknowledgement: www.trekinfo.com

...and this!
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