billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

Back in Kathmandu

This is just a short note to let say that I am back in Kathmandu and I don’t think I have ever come back from the mountains so quickly. After having come down from Camp II on 27 May in the morning, I just had a shower, wrote the newsletter for Himalayan Experience, which you can find here and relaxed for the rest of the day, thinking that I would be at base camp for another two days. The next morning, however, we helped pack the barrels, the boys dismantled the White Pod and all of a sudden Russell said that we should hurry up to get to Pheriche to catch the helicopter to Kathmandu. And here I am…back in the madness of the Nepalese capital trying to let it sink in that I have just climbed the fourth highest mountain in the world – a mountain I never thought I would reach the top of – and I am feeling good about it.

On the top of Lhotse with Mount Everest in the background

I will elaborate more on the expedition once I have settled back in but in the meantime, I would like to thank Russell, his guides and first and foremost his hardworking Sherpas to make this expedition to Lhotse possible. I had a great time and I am already thinking about the next adventure.

More soon!

8 Responses

  1. Christian said on June 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Hallo Billi, gratuliere Dir recht herzlich, Bravo
    Bis dann!

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  2. Kate said on June 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Awesome Billi, well done! So proud to have you as my friend!

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  3. Paul said on June 3, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Yahoooo Billi!! CONGRATS!!

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  4. Steffi said on June 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Billi, you rock!! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

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  5. Marion said on May 31, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Gratulation, Du Superweib! Ich freu mich mit Dir. Dickes Bussi!

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  6. markus said on May 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    so wundervoll – so bewundernswert – zum niederknien schön !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Babsi Nagel said on May 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!! Ganz großen Respekt!!

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  8. Serena said on May 30, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Congratulations Billi! Looks like you did it in style!! Looking forward to hearing all about it… xxx

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