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Title: The WMS Everest Expedition 2012

13th April , 2012 - Today we had the Puja!

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Expedition members at puja

Expedition members at puja

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13th April 2012 - Today we had the Puja!

After the Sherpa carefully prepared the lhopso, the Lama arrived and the ceremony began. This is to show respect to the mother goddess of Everest, Chomolungma. It was quite festive.

The national flags were raised, treats were shared, chang and rum were consumed, tsampa was applied to our faces and the prayer flags were unfurled. We then all danced the afternoon away. Fun was had by all! This was truly a memorable experience.

Tomorrow we enter the icefall!  Many of the climbing sherpas will go ahead and cash supplies at camp 2. May God protect us throughout the rest of our journey.
Bob Sullivan

Mixed incense for puja

Mixed incense for puja

 

Offering for puja

Offering for puja

 

Personal climbing gear to get blessed at puja

Personal climbing gear to get blessed at puja

 

Puja Ceremony

Puja Ceremony

 

johanna getting blassed from Lama

Johanna getting blassed from Lama

 

Huseyin dancing after the puja

Huseyin dancing after the puja

 

Team

Team

 

Peak Promotion Sherpa team

Peak Promotion Sherpa team

 

Flags being hanging on Lhopso

Flags being hanging on Lhopso

 

Members and the Sherpas

Members and the Sherpas

 

Lhopso

Lhopso