Everest Summit 2002

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rest Day

Today was a relatively quiet one in preparation to our departure to Tibet. We had a 9:00 AM team meeting to discuss the nuances of our oxygen delivery system and were lucky enough to have Ted Atkins, its developer, do a presentation. I had spotted him in the hotel yesterday and he graciously agreed to do this for us.

Subsequent to that we completed our equipment purchases and enjoyed a muggy, idle afternoon.

Tomorrow we visit the Bodinath Temple and ask the head Lama to bless our expedition so that the goddess Chomolungma will look upon it with kindness. Last time I visited him (2007) he asked me to check out his blood pressure and his heart. This may have earned me some karma points at the time but not enough to summit! Perhaps it'll be different this time.

On the day after tomorrow, off to Tibet!



  1. Buena suerte, Julio. Te deseo lo mejor y que seas el primer puertorriqueño de 60 años en llegar a la cima. El primer puertorriqueño era algo más joven.


  2. Nuestro querido Julio: El Santo Angel de la Montaña estará con ustedes en todo momento y albergará todos los pensamientos positivos en
    -uno sólo- para que las fuerzas se concentren en la voluntad del Señor que no es otra cosa que ustedes estén bien en esa gran misión. Sus Santos Angeles estaran con ustedes siempre. Un abrazo, Laly y Vin.

  3. Estaré pensando en ti y deseando lo mejor para ti y el equipo.
    Lots of love,

  4. Julio, te deseamos mucho exito a ti y a todo el equipo en esta mision. Dios los Bendiga.

    Sadi y Myrna

  5. Gabe-y says, "hi." and that when the going gets tough, he turns to the Beatles.

  6. Dr Bird-(Sparky) I am so glad that everything is going well. Reading your blog is just like being there, how exciting! I wish you all the best as you continue on your journey. Take good care and God bless!! Jeni & Therese

  7. Vaya con Dios! - Dan Harbin