Great news! The dZi Foundation has been approved as a UK registered charity. The UK Virgin Giving page will be set up soon. We will keep you posted. UK donors who already know that they plan to donate can email Jim@dzifoundation.org to register and then get a notification when the site is up. (Do not donate via the dZi (US) site, as this will not provide Gift Aid (+25% tax benefits) for dZi.
Greetings from Phakding, where we are now starting day 2 of the trek to our new home: EBC
We survived the somewhat scary flight to Lukla 2,850m. Pic of airstrip attached… Not sure if landing or taking off is worse! Now starting our 10 day trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) – our new home for at least 6 weeks!
… Seems the feature for people to comment on my postings has been disabled – will see if I can fix that soon, whilst we’re on the trek, to make it a bit more interactive forum…
Met up with my friends Gelu Sherpa and Pemba Sherpa last night for dinner, who were the trip leaders when we trekked to Everest Base Camp in December lat year
Gelu gave me this Kata – a good luck blessing for the expedition.
Arrived Sat night in Kathmandu. Yesterday was equipment check – all good, but needed to get a few more items locally. Met rest of the group – seems like a fab group of people; good because we’re going to spend two months together!
Today, getting organized – group briefing meeting in the evening. Then one more day in KTM, and Wedn morn off with the flight to Lukla, and start of the trek to base camp!
Also met face to face with Ben Ayers, country manager for Nepal of dZi Foundation. Great meeting in person after all our prep work over the past few weeks.
So far, everything seems awesome!
Keep u guys posted…