After many months of hard work I am now in Kathmandu in Nepal. My old friend Wonchu Sherpa came running to me at the airport "Come Johan, necassary work...meeting with press and tomorrow with primeminister!" Well, I can't say that he has changed. If one should know only one person in the whole
Himalaya region - it is Mr Wongchu!
After a quick change I went to the restaurant to meet my friends, the Sherpas. Wonderful people should have all the credits for bringing people to the summit. They are honest, friendly and hard working. Imagen if you could have that transformed into the world of law or finance!!!
Kami Sherpa is 28 and has been working for Peak Promotion for many years. With his 28 years his Everest history is mindblowing- 5 times on the summit and now six with me :-)
The expeditions of today is not only hard work and bureuacracy, they are not most technical in therms of video, sat phone and data equipment. Peak Promotion and Seven Summits Climate Neutral Expediiton will be collaborating with Inmarsat and Nepal Television during the whole expedition. We are going to build up a media terminal in basecamp from where we can do voice interviews and sending images, but we will also have the technology to send Live transmissions via Skype fom Basecamp and even from the summit. This is something that only has been done once before. The summit transmisson will be historical. We are now ready with the technology down here. Now the question is: will it work on the top of the world?
Tomorrow I will send a new report about the environmental situation in Nepal and of course: my meeting with Mr Primeminister.
All the best
Johan Ernst Nilson
Seven Summits Climate Expedition