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Wednesday, September 24th, 1997
Makalu ABC, 17.400 ft. (Erik Storm).

"Ench Allah"
sounded the Moslem benediction in the airplane speakers, as we flew on after being in transit in Karachi, Pakistan. And now, as we've established our permanent Advanced Base Camp, out home for more than a month, it must be appropriate with a Buddhist good luck-blessing as well: a puja. When I came to ABC yesterday as the last man, Sonam decided that the puja was to be hold the next day. Three months before Christmas Eve would not be a bad date.

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