Hi all, Fiona here again.
Just thought I'd write an update as some of you may have heard there was a minor crash involving a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This incident did not involve any of the ESS group and also no-one was injured. (My understanding is that a plane landing in Lukla overshot the landing and crashed into a wall.) This has resulted in the Lukla airport closing.
Except for Elisa, everyone from the ESS group caught helicopters back to Kathmandu yesterday and today. Elisa, being local, volunteered to wait for another flight so that the rest of the team could make their connecting flights home.