Nepal 2015

Some images from Nepal 2015.

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Thank you to our sponsors who made the trip such a great success.

The children at the Ghat School will greatly benefit from the hard work and donations that Braemar has provided. Due to the money raised and the work completed the school will have a new building for a library / computer room.

Final ipadio broadcasts 2015

Heading Home

“The journey south begins !!

Final photo at the Radisson. On our way to the airport thanks Mani Chhetri and the crew at World Expeditions.”

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Last Night in Kathmandu

Last night in Kathmandu. Happy to be out of tents and in a warm bed. All students keen to get home and see their families after a wonderful trekking experience. Thanks to Marni Putri our leader along with World Expeditions.

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Audio from Kathmandu:

https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/12/8/Russells-channel–33rd-phonecas

7 December

“All safely now at the Radisson in Kathmandu.”

“First flight safely in Kathmandu. Second flight 30 minutes behind.”

“All safely at Lukla. Big day of walking. Tired, sad and happy all mixed in together.”

6 December

An audio update from Ned.

https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/12/6/Russells-channel–32nd-phonecast

Text from Russell:
“Walk to Lukla today. 7 to 8 hours ahead. Waking up to fine skies and cold morning. Miss having the big mountains in the rear view mirror today. One sore ankle but all are looking forward to the final days walk.”

An update from Hamish.

https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/12/5/Russells-channel–31st-phonecast

“Safely at Namchee. All are well. Weather came in this afternoon but all good.”

4 December

https://www.ipadio.com/channels/RussellDeer2

Well two weeks after they left, the group are on the way down the mountain again.

Text from Russell: “All safely to deBouche from LaBouche. Big walk today but losing altitude 1160m today. Headaches and other symptoms are now disappearing. All are well. Weather has been kind. Strong wind overnight abated and gave way to beautiful day.”

Base camp 2015 – Kala Patthar

“Woke up to snowy surrounds, but clear skies. Group walked the extra distance to Kala Patthar 5545m. Everest in the background 3 kilometres higher than us. Awesome effort by all students.”

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Arrival at Base Camp

Long & Lat update and text message from Russell;
“At base camp. all good. be proud of these young people ”

Lat+27.998766 Lon+086.848216 Alt +5300 m (8s ago) 02-Dec-2015 08:19:28 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.998766&lon=086.848216

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2 December 

Here’s an audio update from Jack in Lobuche, also some stunning photos from the trek yesterday.

Audio update
http://media.ipadio.com/10329264_20151201093712.mp3

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1 December

Audio Update
Tom, in Dingboche, enjoy!
http://media.ipadio.com/10302101_20151130093605.mp3

Location Update

From Dingboche
Lat+27.890316 Lon+086.826650 Alt +4296 m (1s ago) 30-Nov-2015 08:54:46 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.890316&lon=086.826650

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30 November

Update from Russell

“”Up and ready to go. Still some sore tummies but this is part of the altitude. We are well looked after so all is well. Walking to dingbouche so a big walk today. We will be going bisstari bisstari ( slowly slowly). Weather is clear with some patchy cloud. Saw Everest for the first time on the trip yesterday. Beautiful.”

Last night’s audio from Clancy in Debouche.

https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/11/29/Russells-channel–29th-phonecast

And a text from Russell:

“Great day. All safely at Debouche. Pizza for dinner delivered to a rousing cheer from all.  Cold night ahead.”

29 November

“At Tyanboche. hard day. having a game of cricket with the monks. all are well.”

Lat+27.835750 Lon+086.763883 Alt +3973 m (21s ago) 29-Nov-2015 08:50:11 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.835750&lon=086.763883

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Audio from Tanisha.
https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/11/28/Russells-channel–28th-phonecast

MORE PICTURES

Pictures from acclimatisation walk and Namche Bazar.

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Lat+27.814133 Lon+086.715966 Alt +3905 m (5m26s ago) 28-Nov-2015 04:47:52 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.814133&lon=086.715966

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Updates from Russell 28 November

“All good. Acclimatisation walk today. Weather is fine and we can see the mountains. All are well.”

“Weather clouded over but walk was good. A sighting of Everest still eludes us. Group are well. Enjoying Namchee before we walk tomorrow.”

Namche Bazar

The group have arrived at Namche Bazar, hard to believe a week has passed since they left. 4hr hike with 700m elevation, all students finished strongly. Last 20mins to campsite was the hardest.

An audio update from Alex in Namche Bazar.
https://www.ipadio.com/broadcasts/RussellDeer2/2015/11/27/Russells-channel–27th-phonecast

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Lat+27.805366 Lon+086.711783 Alt +3461 m (16s ago) 27-Nov-2015 06:27:52 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.805366&lon=086.711783

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Update from Russell 27 November

“Ready to walk to Namche. Big uphill today. Weather cloudy but will probably burn off when the sun comes up.”

PLACES WE HAVE BEEN SO FAR

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Update 26 November

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 Lat+27.769700 Lon+086.724283 Alt +3798 m (27s ago) 26-Nov-2015 07:08:50 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.769700&lon=086.724283
“We are waking up with hot tea and getting ready for the walk to Monjo. Clouded over last night. All are well.”

Update from Russell 25 November

“All good at the school for our farewell program. We are Looking forward to the start of the walk. But very sad to leave the school.”

Lucy’s broadcast from Ghat School
http://media.ipadio.com/10216601_20151125105348.mp

Update from Russell

“Great welcome at the school. Dancing, tea and we played the recorders and sang the kookaburra song. The village is alive with the sounds of the recorders as the students head home. Carried sand today. Gathering materials for the new library and computer lab. Everyone is well.”

The group is currently at the Ghat school.

Here’s what they had to say: http://media.ipadio.com/10155092_20151123024929.mp3

CURRENT LOCATION:

Lat+27.727133 Lon+086.713933 Alt +4071 m (5s ago) 22-Nov-2015 09:29:21 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.727133&lon=086.713933

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The group has arrived in Lukla. “All well. Clear skies. Beautiful Day.”

Lat+27.688400 Lon+086.730533 Alt +2846 m (44s ago) 22-Nov-2015 04:05:41 UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=27.688400&lon=086.730533

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On Friday night, our Nepal travellers departed from Tullamarine airport.

Ric Clay took these photos:IMG_5208IMG_5209IMG_5212

Today we received our first radio broadcast from the group. We hope you enjoy it. http://media.ipadio.com/10145604_20151122003026.mp3

PICS FROM NEPAL

The group has arrived in Nepal and enjoyed a fun night out.

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From a peak above Namche after an acclimatization walk.
In the Ghat School after the festivities of finishing our component of the community work
In the Ghat School after the festivities of finishing our component of the community work.

SATELLITE BROADCASTS

Principal Russell Deer will provide regular reports via satellite phone. You can listen to them on the home page of the blog or follow the recorded broadcasts by clicking on the links below.

Please note that due to signal availability and weather conditions, it might not be possible to provide a new broadcast daily, but we will attempt bring the reports to you as soon as they become available.

Listen to satellite broadcasts from Russell and the students by clicking on the links below:

Arrival in Bangkok https://braemarcollege.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/russells-phlog-7th-phonecast/

Arrival in Katmandu http://wp.me/p2iRV4-W0

Arrival in Ghat http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Ws

Our Nepal Community Service Work Begins http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Wu

More News From Ghat School http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Ww

Day 5  http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Xk

Farewell to Ghat School http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Xm

Day 6 – Monju http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Xw

Namche Bazaar http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Xy

Rest Day http://wp.me/p2iRV4-XA

Day 9 – Deboche http://wp.me/p2iRV4-Yg

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