The main aims of the expedition were to provide fresh water, a shelter for porters ( who are considered the lowest of the low ), provide solar power cells as alternative power, educational books, help with the rebuilding of the Tangboche' monastery and to improve the radio operations between 2 hospitals Kundhi and Pherashe' ( 8 miles apart ). We were successful in only 3 of these tasks, Due to public holidays all the equipment that should have traveled with us actually arrived in Katmandu when we returned from Sagamatha national park. :-(
completed:-) These were the porters lodge (under the main roof
support is a 5p) and above the door is a wooden plaque painted by
supply obtained by forcing a plastic pipe into an existing spring to keep a supply
clear for humans and a supply for animals. Clearing rubble for
foundations for the new monastery court yard and provided aerials for the hospitals.
Pete Backhouse and myself were responsible for the antennas these were hand made at each location and an earth grounding was laid in the shallow earth outside the buildings, At Khundi this was all done in 2 days . when we got back to the base camp at Tangboche' there was a surprise birthday party waiting for me as the sherpas had baked a chocolate cake with my name on it and Mingma had written a message in perfect English for me.
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photos taken during the expadition