Calendar

Although everything is subject to change, this is the rough calendar we are all working towards for Paul's 2007 Everest Climb.  This also shows the movements of all the trekkers.

March 29 Paul leaves Melbourne for Kathmandu - departs 11:30pm 30 Paul arrives in Kathmandu - around 1pm local time
Tim departs Boston for Kathmandu 31 Paul - preparation day in Kathmandu
Damien departs Melbourne for Kathmandu  April 1 Paul - preparation day in Kathmandu
Tim and Damien both arrive in Kathmandu - around 1pm local time  2 Paul and boys trek group - preparation / sightseeing day in Kathmandu  3 Paul and boys trek group - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then trek to either Phakding or Monjo 4 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Namche Bazaar 5 Paul and boys trek group - Rest day at Namche Bazaar / visit Everest View Hotel and higher villages 6 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Tengboche 7 Paul and boys trek group - Rest at Tengboche 8 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Dingboche 9 Paul and boys trek group - Rest at Dingboche / trek to Dugla 10 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Lobuche 11 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Gorak Shep 12 Paul and boys trek group - Climb Kala Patar from Gorak Shep 13 Paul and boys trek group - Trek to Everest basecamp (EBC) 14 Paul and boys trek group - Rest / explore EBC 15 Paul - Rest at EBC
Boys trek group - Trek down to Lobuche   16 Paul - Rest at EBC
Boys trek group - Trek down to Pheriche  17 Paul - Rest at EBC
Boys trek group - Trek down to Tengboche  18 Paul - Rest at EBC
Boys trek group - Trek down to Monjo  19 Paul - Rest at EBC
Boys trek group - Trek down to Lukla and possibly fly to Kathmandu  20 Paul's 1st rotation - C1 for 1-3 nights, then C2 for 2-4 nights, then return to EBC
Boys trek group - Fly to Kathmandu (weather permitting) or explore Lukla / Kathmandu 21 Paul's 1st rotation
Boys trek group - Fly to Kathmandu (weather permitting) or explore Lukla / Kathmandu 22 Paul's 1st rotation
Boys trek group - Fly from Kathmandu - Damien for Melbourne, Tim for Boston 23 Paul's 1st rotation 24 Paul's 1st rotation
Beck arrives in Kathmandu around 1pm local time 25 Paul's 1st rotation
Fiona, Marg, Denise & Liz depart Melbourne at 11:30pm 26 Paul's 1st rotation
Fiona, Marg, Denise, Liz & Julia arrive in Kathmandu around 1pm local time 27 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - preparation day in Kathmandu  28 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then trek to either Phakding or Monjo  29 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to Namche Bazaar  30 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Rest day at Namche Bazaar May 1 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Rest day at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest View Hotel and higher villages 2 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to Tengboche  3 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Rest day at Tengboche, visit Monastry  4 Paul's 2nd rotation - C1 for 1 night, C2 for 2-4 nights, C3 for 1 night, C2 for 1-2 nights, return to EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to Dingboche 5 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Either rest at Dingboche or trek to Dugla  6 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Trek to Lobuche  7 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Rest at Lobuche 8 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Trek to Gorak Shep  9 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Rest at Gorak Shep or climb Kala Patar 10 Paul's 2nd rotation
Girls trek group - Trek to Everest Basecamp  11 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Stay at EBC 12 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Stay at EBC 13 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to either Dugla or Pheriche 14 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to Tengboche 15 Paul - Rest at EBC
Girls trek group - Trek to Monjo 16 Paul - Rest at EBC or C2 / wait for a weather window
Girls trek group - Trek to Lukla, possibly fly to Kathmandu (weather permitting) 17 Paul - Rest at EBC or C2 / wait for a weather window
Girls trek group - Fly to Kathmandu (weather permitting) / see Kathmandu 18 Paul - Summit opportunity any time now
Girls trek group - Fly to Kathmandu (weather permitting) / see Kathmandu 19 Paul - Summit opportunity any time now
Girls trek group - Depart Kathmandu (Beck for Thailand, Julia for the US via India, and Marg, Denise and Liz for Melbourne) 20 Paul - Summit opportunity any time now
Girls trek group - Melbourne contingent arrives home  21 Paul - Summit opportunity any time now 22   23   24   25 If leaving from C2, the summit bid takes around 3 days up and 2 days down to EBC 26 If leaving from EBC, need to add another 1-2 days up 27   28   29 Once Paul is back at EBC, he and Fiona will take 3-4 days to trek down to Lukla. By now the monsoon may have begun so it's possible they'll have to wait a few days for a flight to Kathmandu. 30 Once in Kathmandu, they'll make arrangements to fly back to Melbourne asap.
This could be anytime in the 2nd half of May through to the 1st week of June. 31   Jun 1   2   3   4   5