Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Lukla facts

Lukla is the town from where we start the trek to Base Camp. It’s almost twice as high as Denver and the temperatures this coming week are predicted to be in the high 30s and low 40s.

Here’s the Wiki entry. It’s short but informative. Another Web site said the village’s airport is one of the most dangerous in the world. It goes uphill and the end of the runway is a cliff.

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3 comments on “Lukla facts

  1. Helena
    March 28, 2009

    Saturday, 3/28/09, 9:15 a.m. Alaska time

    Update from the Bottle Washing Fairy (Alec’s mom)

    I just now got off the phone with Alec’s mom.

    Alec and Amanda finally got out of Alaska (cranky, spewing volcanoes notwithstanding) and are on their way to Base Camp.

    Alec is in Seattle, waiting for a flight to San Francisco. Amanda is on a plane between Seattle and San Francisco. How they got separated, I don’t know. I’m not sure Alec’s mom quite knew why, either.

    Nevertheless, Alaska’s Everest Team is on their way!!!

  2. Bottle Washing Fairy
    March 28, 2009

    Helena,
    my information came from Jill, Alec’s sister who talked to him while he was in the Seattle airport. She offered to drive over and give him a hug and he, understandably, declined, saying he was not about to leave the gate.
    Jade and I, the Bottle Washing Fairy, are having a lazy loving morning, one whole banana, one whole egg, one whole piece of toast for breakfast, plus orange juice — that was Jade, not Grandmother. Quite an appetite for such a tiny lady.

  3. Bottle Washing Fairy
    March 28, 2009

    Helena,
    Alec’s sister Jill talked him and called me, that’s how I knew what I told you. Jill offered to drive over to the airport in Seattle and give him a hug and he, understandably, declined, saying he was not about to leave the gate.
    Jade and I are having a lazy, loving morning. She ate a whole egg, whole banana, and whole large piece of toast, plus orange juice for breakfast. Quite an appetite for a rather tiny, but very active, little one — 23 pounds.

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