We finally crossed the border to Tibet after a pretty good ride out of Kathmandu and a gathering of the German mountaineering scene in a roadside tea house, where we met climbers David Göttler, Raphael Slawinksi and Daniel Bartsch. Apparently it’s a small world, even in the Himalayas!
In the evening we entered the border village Kodari at 1700m. We had to unload the truck as the load had to be carried over the so-called freedom bridge and through the Chinese customs on the other side of the river by hand, on the back of female porters.
We were not allowed to take pictures and we will not tell the whole story now, but finally we made it to China (Tibet) and that’s all that matters. Let’s just say we managed to keep all the gear that’s necessary for us to keep you updated on everything that happens on Everest in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow we will climb up to 4300m where we will spend another two nights for our acclimatization. We are happy to be in Tibet and we’re looking to start working for this fantastic expedition.