BD athletes Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards—Tawoche Video Dispatch #1
Black Diamond athletes Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards are in Nepal for the month of January, attempting a new line on Tawoche, a 6495-meter peak in the Khumbu Himal. Renan and Cory will be sending in video dispatches as the trip progresses. Below is Dispatch #1, written by Cory and filmed by Renan.
Our days in Kathmandu have been good…a productive and creative time to sink back into Nepali culture before getting on a plane to fly into the mountains. There is no doubt it is time to get out of the city and up into the hills. The flight to Lukla is a time-warp…you get on the plane surrounded by the amenities of modern life and 45 minutes later, after landing on a super sketchy runway that angles steeply uphill, find yourself surrounded only by trails, monasteries and deep gorges. No more car horns and pollution…it’s sick!
The motivation and creativity are running thick and Renan and I are busting at the seams to capture our trip and bring everyone back home along…it’s good to be here, but the extended tribe is never far from our thoughts.