NEPAL October 2006
For years, I have been wanting to visit Nepal and see some of the highest mountains of the world
close-up. Since childhood I have been an avid reader of mountaineering books, including Reinhold
Messner's. I also attended one of his slide presentations in the early 80's through which he raised
money for his expeditions. While I never had the desire to actually climb on of these mountains, I
always wanted to go to the Himalayas and see the beautiful scenery first hand. Finally, at the age of
44, I had the time to do this.

I booked a guide through
Adventure Thirdpole and was very pleased with the services I got from
that company. Also, I found the guidebook "Trekking in the Everest Region" by Jamie McGuiness
as very handy and informative.

Here is a day to day diary of my trip with links to many pictures. If you have any questions, you can
e-mail me at: