American Dan Mazur will lead a veteran
group of climbers to Everest in Spring 2005.
His May 2004 expedition (Tibet
side) placed 9 members and 16 Sherpas on the summit.
From left to right: Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. A picture postcard view.
things are just about to get started. It's four something in the morning and
we are at our hotel loading trucks and buses for the trip to the airport. I'm
glad to be in the office writing this dispatch rather than dealing with the
baggage chaos outside. I don't know how many tons of gear our expedition has,
but we'll hire over 100 yaks to carry all of it to Base Camp. Our group is
quite a sight. We have almost 50 people including climbing members, trekkers,
Sherpas, and staff. We are very anxious to get started with our
trek/climb. Last night we had our last super before heading into the Khumbu,
and we filled-up on steaks and beer. This morning we will fly to Lulka, and
trek a few hours to the village of Phakding. We expect to arrive in Everest
Basecamp on April 13th. More soon....Mark Merwin
Coster, The Netherlands
Hennepe. The Netherlands
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