Bob Graham on Your Right Just Climbed Mt. Everest, by Sankar Chatterjee

(F.F.F. Website Story)

Arjun Singh, the local guide, led Robert, Rumi and Sam through the labyrinths of local markets of Kathmandu, Nepal to the second floor of Rum Doodle, an iconic drink-hole for mountain climbers. Inside, the walls were plastered with paper-cut footprints, adorned with messages from climbers. Arjun whispered to Sam, “On your right, Bob Graham from Australia: just climbed Mt. Everest.” The trio, enjoying the experience, started reading the historic messages from famous climbers.

This was in 2013. After Nepal’s devastating earthquake in 2015, the place relocated. Sam, returning to Kathmandu, now worries whether the place still retained its historic charm!

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