Morning flight to Lukla. After landing, we started up. By lunchtime, we came to the village of Phakding. Everything is good: the weather, and mood. After dinner the group went to acclimatize to the local monastery, 600 years old. We met local monks and beat drums. Island Peak expedition: 13 ...

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 Morning flight to Lukla. After landing, we started up. By lunchtime, we came to the village of Phakding. Everything is good: the weather, and mood. After dinner the group went to acclimatize to the local monastery, 600 years old. We met local monks and beat drums.

Island Peak expedition: 13 members, 2 leaders (Olga Rumiantseva and Sergei Timofeev).

Sergei Timofeev (52) from Yekaterinbourg is a well-known Russian climber, many-times Champion of Russia. He knows Nepal perfectly, has climbed Everest and three separate peaks of Lhotse.