This morning I got a call from Tom's parents in Pennsylvania, who had talked with Tom a few minutes before. There is also a text message on my cellphone, which I quote:
“Made it to Dolpo. Trek starts tomorrow. No Internet until ~Nov 6. Please post this on blog because we can't.”
So, it seems that Tom and Marcia's 100% chance did indeed come through, and they are now finally in Dolpo. The weather, reportedly, is beautiful.
If I get any more text messages or other communication, I'll post them here. Have a great trek, T&M.
om and Marcia are back to (almost) civilization — here’s the email from Tom’s parents with the details:
It is Wednesday,November 4th, 2009, and today at 11:00 A.M. I received a phone call from Tom! He and Marcia have completed their trek, are in the town of Jomxom,safe and sound. They hope to be able to make a flight tomorrow to Khatmandu. Presumably, once there, they can better communicate.
He says they had a wonderful time, although not without some difficulties.They are tired and sore, but in good health! He will write a blog about all this in due time. I wonder if it will be a book?
I know that you will rejoice with us that all is well. He asked you, Russ, to put this on a blog for all to read.
Love from Mom/Betty