By – Celia Shortt
Yesterday, at 6:45 p.m. EST, the Freedom Climb team boarded three separate planes and flew to the small town of Lukla. Due to some illness and other elements, their climb itinerary has changed, and the climbers stayed in Lukla for the day instead of hiking to Phakding. Tomorrow morning (late tonight here) they will start on the trail to Mt. Everest.
Despite this delay, the climbers enjoyed spending time in Lukla and interacting with the people there.
“Crazy busy at Kathmandu airport this morning, but we climbers were able to board our scheduled 3 Twin Otters. Beautiful flight over mountains where people farm and live without roads, running water or electricity. Turned between snow covered peaks to short uphill runway at the Lukla airport! Beautiful rhododendron mountain sides framed by blinding white peaks all around!” – Annette Sky
“Our team landed safely! Thank you for your prayers! Keep praying:-)” – Tina Yeager
The flights they were on were the first that were allowed to leave the airport in 4 days due to windy weather. In fact, after they landed, the airport was shut down. After the team landed, they all enjoyed breakfast before some went out to see the town.
Continue to pray for the health of the climbers.
Pray that they will remain healthy and begin their trek well.
Pray that the weather would cooperate and not hinder them.
Pray for continued safety and favor as they travel.
Pray that they would continue to see God’s grace and provision throughout their journey.