Sept. 26 - Two Israeli "scouts" arrive in Kathmandu. They get in touch with the expedition leader (sirdar), rent equipment, hire porters etc.

Oct. 6 - The rest of the expedition members arrive in Kath- . mandu. Completion of preparations.

Oct. 9 - Ride a local bus. at 30 km. per hour, along a narrow mountain road. to the town of Pokhara. Unloading and start of walk. Each man carries his personal belongings while porters carry tents, food. and fire-wood. Overnight at a camping site near the village of Hyengia (10000m.).

Oct. 10 - Walking up to the village of Dhumpus (1700m.) through a landscape of steep. forest-covered ridges. Overnight in the forest. west of Dhumpus.

Oct. 11 - Steep descent. through the woods, to the village of Landrung. Crossing a bridge over the Modi Khola River. Long climb to the village of Ghandrung and descent to the Kiumno Khola River. Stay overnight.

Oct. 12 - Ascent to the village of Chumro (2000m.) and on through the woods to the Himalay Hotel cabin. Overnight there.

Oct. 13 - Pass along the Hinko Cave (3000m.), climbe up to the Machhapuchhare base camp. First tour to select the site for the sculpture near the . Annapurna base camp.

Oct. 14 - Location of site (4100m.), setting up of tent camp, surveying. collection of stones, beginning of work. Quarrying stone for the upper tiers.

Oct. 20 - End of construction.

Oct. 21 - Dismantling of camp, starting on the way back.

Oct. 26 - Pokhara.

Oct. 28 - Kathmandu.
Total walking course - about 250 kilometers.

October   1983

Oct. 5 - We land at Kathmandu

Oct. 7 - Set out in a landrover to Pokhara, A walk to Suiket

Oct. 8 - Ascen to Dhumpus by a path leading through the forest, Overnight at entry to Landrung, Rain all night.

Oct. 9 - Set out on a new path in a northern direction to Chumro beyond the Modi Khola, stay overnight.

Oct.10 - Khuldi Ghar, Dobban, incessant rain, Oveinight in Himalay hut.

Oct.11 - Hinko cave, edge of forest, incessant rain. Smitten by cold, rumors of a show storm in the Annapurna basin, Overnight in a Deurali hut.

Oct.12 - Improvement in weather. We reach the snowy valley. Set ourselves up in Snowland hut and set up a camp near it. Uncover the work beneath the snow, partially destroyed.

Oct.13 - Expose it partially and begin its restoration, with slight modifications. Snow all night.

Oct.14 - 17   Restoration. Descend to the south Annapurna glacier.

Oct.18 - Start back.

Oct.23 - Arrival at Pokhara.

Oct.24 - Bus to Kathmandu.