19 April 2012

Day 45: Slow progress

Disappointingly, almost nothing has happened in the last 35 days. At least, nothing happened on site.

We went to Nepal to hike up to Everest Base Camp at 5364m above sea level. What an experience! But the most amazing thing is how sophisticated and detailed the construction methods are. With no road access and mechanical means the Nepali harvest all the building materials from the surrounding mountains. Skilled labor-intensive techniques are then used to shape the timber and stone to construct multi storey dwellings.

Currently we are waiting for a 24 ton pecker to remove some hard rock. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two about breaking rock from the mountain people.