sir edmund is happy with the success of his sherpa welfare expedition which he wants to continue further next year with several more projects like school and hospitals.
sir edmund having beer from bottle on his arrival at banepa, his wife also with beer bottle (she had joined her husband at khumjung near namchebazar after six weeks of the expeditions start from kathmandu) ; sir edmund and other members all having beer and chat - mail being distributed - members read their mail - one member who was straggling behind arrives (he is an indian, bhanu banerji who acted as transport officer and manager of the expedition)
a long shot of general view of the little expedition, some sherpas and their women, a small heap of load lying on the ground - a group of members - including dornnen and gill who climbed kangtega - another member, frost, also a successful climber taking movie picture
sir edmund with a group of small girls who came with their parents to welcome the expedition. sir edmund holding a small dog.
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Background: sir edmund is happy with the success of his sherpa welfare expedition which he wants to continue further next year with several more projects like school and hospitals.today he returned after completing three school projects at three everest villages, khumjung, pangboche, and thami and a project of drinking water supply for khumjung village.he said he received innumerable petitions from sherpa village headmen for more schools and hospitals.sir edmund says he will return to sherpas next year provided he can find funds and get permission from the nepalese government..about his mountaineering future he does not think it " rosy ".sir edmund had a stroke two years ago on mount makalu where he was leading an expedition to climb makalu without oxygen.doctor have advised him against high altitude climbing.during this expedition he went up to seventeen thousand feet while other members of his team had climbed a peak, kangtega, 22340 ft high.in all future expedition he intends to take out to the himalayas sir edmund will keep a secondary mountaineering aspect.