I'm not quite sure what is so special about Monday 4th July (apart from in the USA of course) but for some reason I received an unprecedented 5 enquiries about this year's expedition to Ama Dablam. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but I'm just surprised it was 5 all on the one day rather than being spread through the week.
A couple of them are for the regular KTM to KTM trip but the rest are for bespoke itineraries taking in a bit of trekking initially and then meeting at Base Camp so I'm cracking on with those schedules today. There's now only a few places left so if you are thinking of coming along then please get in touch sooner rather than later.
This is on top of the 3 enquiries I've had about Everest 2012 just last week so at this rate it looks like it's going to be over subscribed. There are also folk interested in Everest 2013 and '14!
Helped out on a Bob Graham leg 5 a couple of weeks ago - a great family event with loads of kids involved from Littletown back to Keswick. But commiserations to the friend of Roel and Kerry (Ama 2009) who completed in 24 hours and 8 minutes.
The B&B is looking pretty busy for July and August with some weeks having limited or no availability. Our housekeeper Suzanna is doing a sterling job and maintains the highest standards, as you would expect from a 4* establishment.
As ever I've had the usual calls selling advertising in far away counties, or buying top places on the interweb, so I've added a couple of links on to the Elm Tree Lodge home page for advertisers and webmasters to click. Perhaps when they read that we are already on Page 1 or high on Page 2 of Google, and that over 60% of our enquiries are from search engines, of which 50% are our organic listing on Google, they will leave us alone. We'll see.