I awoke to the news of the earthquake today. My heart went to my friends I left in Namche a week ago; Tsedam, the owner of the Zamling tea house, mountain equipment store and The Home Away From Home school for children.
Archive for May, 2015
I am writing a quick update from Kathmandu (5/12) now that Apa and I are out of the Khumbu mountain region. We left Thame the evening of May 8th on a helicopter that was dropping off rice and supplies in Thame. After a quick stop in Namche, to pick up and injured Nepali woman, we landed in Lukla and spent the night at the Paradise Lodge. Apa is good friends with the owner so we were treated very well. The next morning we luckily caught the 3rd flight out of Lukla to Kathmandu.
Apa and Todd have started to make their way back home. They are currently in Kathmandu and staying very busy with the media. Everybody wants Apa’s time and representation.
One interview that Apa did was with AFP (Agence France-Presse) and they did a great article, which can be found here: ‘We’ve lost everything’: Nepal Sherpas fear for future after quake