billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

Back in Kathmandu

This is just a quick update to let everyone know that I am back in Kathmandu after a short helicopter flight from Yangle Kharka. Well, the helicopter flight was short but the walk from base camp to Yangle Kharka was long as it took us 10 1/2 hours to get there on Sunday.

Saying goodbye to my friends Yuri and Laura from Mexico

I am feeling well and even though we did not reach the summit I am neither sad nor upset as I have certainly gained a lot of experience and met some interesting people during this trip. I have also found out that I can climb and sleep well at almost 8,000m without supplementary oxygen and that my body allows me to stay up there for more than 12 hours. This certainly bodes well for my next trips to 8,000m, which I have certainly in mind.

I will write a longer reflection piece over the next few days but now I have to have my first proper shower in more than seven weeks and then I shall go out for a big pizza and a good cold drink, something I have been dreaming about for the last few weeks.

More soon – and thanks again for all your support!

 

 

3 Responses

  1. astrid said on October 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

    hi billi….hab dich wieder ganz fest begleitet im herzen…..bin ab 30.okt in ktm….bist dann noch da???? wenn ja dann lass ich diesmal nix drueberkommen dich zu sehen……herzlich aus griechnland…astrid

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  2. Raheel Adnan said on October 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    You surely deserve one large pizza and cold drink. Great efforts and all the best of future endeavors!

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  3. Bine said on October 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Welcome back! Lass dir die Pizza schmecken!
    Ich bin froh dass du gesund zurück in KTM
    bist! Bussi aus Garmisch – we need to Take
    a look on your flights

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