billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

Himalaya spring season kicking off

The time of year has come and mountaineers, Everest aspirants, trekkers, clients as well as expedition leaders, mountain guides and Sherpas are getting ready to hit the big hills of Nepal and Tibet for the spring season. I have seen that some of them have already descended on Kathmandu – after the Turkish Airline plane was finally removed from the runway at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport – and it is about time I packed my bags and rushed to the Nepali capital to meet teams before they head to the mountains.

A beautiful winter's day in Garmisch in January.

A beautiful winter’s day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in January

After having spent four months in Europe dashing back and forth from Bern to Garmisch-Partenkirchen to visit my mother almost every weekend, I now feel that I can leave and go back to my life in Nepal and help Miss Hawley and Jeevan in our work for the Himalayan Database. My mum has been a real trouper and after five months of intensive care units, hospital wards and rehabilitation she is finally back home and I am truly impressed by how well she can look after herself.

As far as expeditions are concerned, I need to get my head around who is coming and who is not. However, in order to get a clearer picture I need to get back to Kathmandu, talk to Miss Hawley and contact all the trekking agencies to find out what is happening this season.

As soon as I have settled back in again I will send another update to keep you posted on ‘who is where’ in the Himalaya this spring.

Until then – watch the space.

4 Responses

  1. Irene Kotula said on March 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Hi, Billi, envying you going back to Nepal! Are you going to base camp with Russell? Dorji is planning on going to Tibet with Adrian and climbing a bit without a client. Hope your mom is doing well! Have a new email so thought I better sign up for your blog again as I enjoy it so much.

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  2. TINA said on March 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Take care! Und grüß mir die Berge!

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  3. markus said on March 20, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Hi Billy, hab viel Freude in unserem wunderschönen traumland
    liebe grüsse markus

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  4. astrid said on March 20, 2015 at 7:17 am

    hi billi…..und wohin wird es dich in dieser saison ziehen ? sei lieb gegrüßt, astrid

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