The Departure BBQ

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The rugged banks of the Ottawa River, just beginning to blush with fall colours, was perfect. Counting down to the trek...on September 25, we all came together for the first time...and the last before we gather in Kathmandu in the second week of October, to meet and eat.

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After nine months of hard work training and raising money for Global Family Village, the whole 2011 GFV Everest Base Camp Trek Team got together to have a BBQ and "chill", share learning, experience, rumors, advice, urban legends and generally get to know eachother. 

 

Nynke, aptly supported by Ty, cooked up a wicked mixed grill of burgers, chicken and sausages. Her cake decorating skills were tested but passed with no question when she turned out two magnificent "send off" cakes. Salads, mamosas, amazing crepes (thanks to Judy) with raspberries and drizzled with chocolate added to the feast.

 

We toasted our effort and achievements so far, but most importantly, we toasted our success in reaching Everest Base Camp. We are looking forward to being hosted the Global Family Village Family House in Bungamati, meeting the people and visiting the village. Event-Pics 8678

 

We're nearly on our way, stay tuned for the "step-by-step; breath-by-breath"updates of our progress.

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Everest Trek for Charity - 2011.over-blog.com 09/28/2011 18:56


Thanks everyone for all the words of encouragement and support. The adventure begins and yes, we will try to make daily posts to the blog so please share wi friends and follow our progress.


wedding managezines 09/28/2011 04:23


I wish you all the best on reaching the base camp and a safe return home. Look forward to reading bits and pieces of this exciting adventure on the blog and I look forward to hearing all about it
upon your return. And I hope to see a lot of great photos from you, Anda, so don't forget the camera;).


Ivan Petrov 09/27/2011 15:25


Given that some key members of your Everest trek team are starting to depart Ottawa =) I just wanted to wish you all a safe and enjoyable journey. No doubt this trip will be one to remember since
you have an opportunity to share it with each other.

I wish you all the best on reaching the base camp and a safe return home. Look forward to reading bits and pieces of this exciting adventure on the blog and I look forward to hearing all about it
upon your return. And I hope to see a lot of great photos from you, Anda, so don't forget the camera;).