"Annapurna West face expedition is still in Kathmandu. We are waiting for the porters. We expect to leave Kathmandu on Sunday, 22.
On March 19 we met with Miss Howlle and then we had a Briefing in Ministry of Tourism.
We already got a climbing Permit for Annapurna West face.
At the same time for Annapurna North side there is a big Korean expedition on classical route. They took all the local porters from Lete village where start trekking to Annapurna Base camp.
So, we have to find other porters for approaching Annapurna Base camp. The porters for our expedition should come today, but they stopped on the way from the village because of the strike.
We are filling good and ready to go.
Valery & Victor. "