Julio just called (April 10, 10:00pm) from the only telephone available in the town of Tingri. They literally had to dust the phone in order to use it. It worked! Yesterday the team visited and was blessed by a descendant of Jetsun Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and a prominent figure of the Buddhist religion system of Tibet. They even visited a cave where Milarepa used to pray circa 1052.
The team is feeling some of the effects of the altitude but expect to recover quickly. They are in good spirits and looking forward to their departure tomorrow to base camp. The support crew has already left so they may prepare the camp-site before the team’s arrival. Once in base camp they will be able to use a computer and hopefully, read your comments and update the Blog.