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The rest of the community project

On Sunday and Monday we continued painting and varnishing various rooms.

On Tuesday we had a day off so after breakfast we headed for the local monastery. The only Yeti skull in the world was held at this monastery and we paid a small donation to see it. It just looked like the top of a goats head. After visiting the monastery we walked up a hill behind the lodge to a chorta which had some information on Sir Edmund Hillary. If it was clear we would have been able to see Everest from here. Unfortunately, there was a cloud right where Everest would have been. We saw a bunch of other mountains, including Lhotse, and Lakpar took a group picture of all of us in front of the view. Once we got back our patrol repacked the barrels with all the stuff we would need for Island peak. In the afternoon a bunch of us played football. It was all against all and then we played in pairs and Chris and Joe won. After that lots of people did some washing outside using the eco wash we’d bought and hung it out to dry in the Sun. This evening we had some bonding time where we all sat around the table discussing our favourite things. It was nice to get to know people more.

On Wednesday morning some of us varnished the rest of the dining hall as well as the tops of some tables. A couple of people finished painting the roof green whilst others painted the school office. In the time before dinner and after tea about half of the team played football. We played England vs Nepal which was a very even game. In the beginning we outnumbered them but they had the advantage of being used to the altitude. Our side were tired easily after running the length of the pitch. When we had to go in for dinner the score stood at England 12 Nepal 11, a narrow win.

On Thursday our patrol worked for the whole day, painting several classrooms. The top half of the room we painted custard yellow with the bottom half being light blue. In the afternoon we had quite a large audience of children watching us. As we painted their classroom the children had to learn outside.

Friday morning between breakfast and starting work all of us walked back up to the chorta with the hope of seeing Everest given that it was clear. However when we got there a cloud was blocking the mountain yet again. Our patrol went for a walk around the mountain whilst everyone else went back to the school to do the mornings work. We walked up to the top of the hill where there was a really nice lodge. Continuing on we saw some spectacular views and saw our patrol’s first glimpse of the summit of Everest. Then we went  around the hill spotting the airport we passed on our way to Khumjung and walked back into the village. In the morning the team had finished all of the work that we needed to do. So in the afternoon we went back to the school to say goodbye to everyone up there. They wanted to thank us for all the work we had done so gave us Carter scarfs after some tea and biscuits.

12 Responses to "The rest of the community project"

  • Chris Shepherd
    September 20, 2013 - 10:58

    Hi Andy (and everyone who doesn’t know me!). It’s great to find another update today, it really brings your adventures to life. Have a wonderful time every minute xx

  • dorothy doran-bown
    September 20, 2013 - 13:40

    hello all
    thanks for the detailed descriptions It is nice to imagine what your doing/seeing.I suspect Louis’s football skills will have improved when he gets home, as he is more of a rugby man. Love to all keep safe & enjoy the remaining time left.xx

  • Mary Ellis
    September 20, 2013 - 15:02

    Well now you will be off trekking and I hope you enjoy every minute of it. You make a good team.
    Just would have liked to see that photo. Mary xx

  • Marie Ganter
    September 20, 2013 - 16:12

    Hi Will and everyone

    Well done for working so hard, hope there isn’t too many runs in the painting (or just the runs)!!!! Good luck with the next leg of the journey, keep taking the photos. Love reading the blogs, so very envious of you all. Safe journey/climbing and so very much looking forward to hearing the next instalment. Love mazzer, dad & Freya xxx

  • Sarah Symonds
    September 20, 2013 - 17:51

    Thanks for the update, good luck for your trek. Look after each other, wash occasionally, enjoy every minute and take lots of photos ! X x x Sarah and James

  • Pippa and Martin Hicks
    September 20, 2013 - 22:10

    Glad to hear from you all… Don’t know what I got more excited about… Reading the word “washing” or ” Everest” both sound good and really pleased to hear the updates..would just like to see you guys? So just one little photo….please? Xx

  • Jan Humphreys
    September 21, 2013 - 11:09

    How great to hear what you have all been up to. Sounds like you have been working very hard – now time to enjoy yourselves. Take care and enjoy your trekking and climbing – thinking of you all. Have a really great time. Lots of love from Mum, Dad & Mike xxx

  • Peter Burton
    September 21, 2013 - 11:51

    Hello Stu and the team,
    The work that you are all doing sounds great, what a wonderful thing to be able to do for a community the other side of the world.
    Please can you do our lounge and bedrooms when you return!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you are taking lots of pictures and video for us to see.
    Can’t wait to see you again, and hear all about your experiences.
    Lots of Love,
    Dad, Anne and Emma xxx

  • Steve Ruggier
    September 21, 2013 - 23:28

    Great to hear all your news. Everyone at Fernycrofts are following your adventures, some of us more than a little jealous. Enjoy your true king and keep each other safe. Looking forward to many taleswhen you return. Steve x

  • Lesley and Oliver Howe
    September 23, 2013 - 20:47

    Thanks for the big update and good luck for the next part of your adventure! We’re having trouble seeing Butser because of the cloud cover….. Take care x

  • Julie burton
    September 23, 2013 - 22:35

    Hi stu & everyone, great updates and sounds like you’ve done a fantastic job. Have a fantastic trekking experience & enjoy Everest can’t wait to see all the great photos. Lots of love rog mum & his little bruv James xx xx

  • Dbee robinson
    October 1, 2013 - 11:01

    Yeti skull eh? Not sure what a carter scarf is?

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