The journey begins here on
arrival from Minnesota.
Chasing the Sun
October 14, 1998 The beginning.
"The flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo took over 15 hours. From the time we
left until the time we arrived, the sun never went down. We were literally chasing the
October 15, 1998 Our travelers approach Nepal.
"The flight from Bangkok to Katmandu took three hours. As we
approach Nepal, reality turns surreal - viewing mountain peaks above the
October 17, 1998 Nepalese Cuisine.
"We went to KC's for dinner on our second night in Katmandu. Seated
on a terrace, we dined above the streets of Thamel..."
11 years in Nepal
October 19, 1998 Flesh for sale.
"Around every corner in Katmandu there is someone selling something.
Hashish, tiger balm, and pocketknives..."
October 20, 1998 The Center of Religion.
"Swayambhunath or the Monkey Temple is an important Buddhist Center
located high on a hill west of Katmandu. Geologists believe that the Katmandu Valley was
once a lake..."
October 22, 1998 A walk in the country.
"it is easy to find a guide in every part of the Katmandu Valley (Our
first day in Nepal we innocently had a guide take us around the corner)..."
A Day in the
October 15-23, 1998 The lads..their lives.
"The hippies used to stay in the old city on a street called "freak
street" here in Katmandu... "
The Great Ascent...
Oct 25 - Nov 15, 1998 They
reach out, and touch the face of Freedom.
The following chronicles Jeff and Mike's journey into and out of the foothills
Day 2-3: Lukla to Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 5: Kumjung
Day 6: Pangboche
Day 7-8: Periche
Day 9: The Dugla Dilemma
Day 10: Lobuje
Day 11: Gorak Shep and Kala Pattar
Day 12: Everest Base Camp
Day 13-14: The Great Descent
Day 15: The End of Chapter One
Day 16-17: Phortse to Gokyo
Day 18-19: The Fifth Lake and Gokyo Ri
Day 20: Namche
Day 21: The Lukla Dilemma
Off, The Return to Katmand from Everest
November 15-20, 1998 A change in the action.
"The strange thing is that after three days passed we hadn't felt as though we needed
The Ungreat Ascent...
November 21-28, 1998 They reach out and are done in by---
The following chronicles Jeff and Mike's journey into and out of the foothills to
Day 1-2: Ghandrunk
Day 3: Pokahara stop
Day 4-8: Pokaraha trek
November 23, 1998 One of life's great mysteries?
"if you know what this means, please email us..."
The Run for the Border
December 4-5, 1998 A busman's holiday.
"We woke up at 7 am, which was a little bit late. No matter, this was the
moment we had come to Sunali to experience..."
The next two months are an
extraordinary sojourn through india.
in February, 1999 we
return from india for a brief stopover.
Back in Nepal
February 6-11, 1999 The boys reckshaw into a pile of garbage and
"NO WAY!!! i can't believe it."
February 10, 1999 invited to a Nepales Wedding.
"a small fire pit in the courtyard of an ancient temple served as the main
The journey continues by air from
here to Thailand.