Day two was much busier, than was day one. In the morning I had a meeting with the wildlife warden for the national park at Kala Patthar, 18,541 feet above sea level and about 1.000 feet above Everest Base Camp. If authorized by the Nepalese authorities, I will test my drone at Kala Patthar. This meeting was critical for gaining that authorization. The warden was supportive of the project and stated he looked forward to a long term relationship with his park and the drone project.
After that I went to Kanjirowa National Higher Secondary School (our partner school), in Kathmandu, to pick up batteries for my drone. I had to have them fabricated in Nepal, because I was not allowed to ship LiPo batteries from the US.
Thanks to Kapil Regmi, Executive Director of Kanjirowa, I was able to meet with the Nepalese Minister of Education. Like the game warden, he encouraged me about the project and he wanted to adapt the drone class at Kanjirowa, a private school, to a public school. This was a huge step for drone education in the country as it could be adopted in the public school curriculum! Later, the Secretary of Education, the top civil servant in the Education Ministry, strongly supported the project.
Finally we ended the day with a traditional Nepalese dinner, which included a live dance show. The hospitality of Kanjirowa has made this a happy experience.