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Catherine & Jason's thank-you poem

Joel went trekking with Jason, his brother, and Catherine.

Gokyo, Dec 2000-Jan 2001

 

There was a balding Yankee trekker to the north of Kathmandu

Supposed to meet us in Lukla, Phakding was the best he could do.

He claimed it was mountain fever which made him unable to come

But we all know that is wasn't the snow - it was too much Sherpa rum

 

We all set off to Namche with Bjorn plus Nima in tow

Then when we arrived Jason collapsed and decided he had to go

So then we were four and we didn't want more

But suddenly there was Paul with his snow leopards and Bart the Belgian bore

 

So we ran to Gokyo to escape them all

And especially to protect Bjorn from the chick boy grip of Paul

Then handwash Catherine for her hygienic gear

Got bad karma manifested in chronic diarrhoea

 

For all that the trek was a great success

Sherpa Schone is definitely the Himalaya's best

So these lines are to say a very big thank-you

From all your trekking companions and crew

 

Catherine and Jason, Jan 2001

 

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