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 SummitClimb Everest - Lhotse International Expedition 2005: This is Jason Thomas Writing from Lobuche


Dear EverestNews.com, This is Jason Thomas Writing from Lobuche. All but four members are resting in Lobuche drinking tea and relaxing. The remaining members are arriving tomorrow. Today has been probably the nicest day of the trip. Sunny and warm with awesome views of the surrounding peaks. Including , the north face of Ama Dablam and the Nuptse ridge. Many of the members took a few moments on the hike to Lobuche to pay respect to the monuments of some the climbers who lost their lives while attempting Everest. Everyone is in good health except for the few who are suffering from the dreadeed Khumbu cough. Everyone is excited to head to basecamp tomorrow, for at least two days of rest!! and everyone gets their own tent! That's all for now, more to come tomorrow when we get to basecamp.

 

Dutch Dispatch: Hier volg een Nederlands bericht van Arnold Coster, leider van het Everest team. Na 6 dagen lopen zijn we in het laatste gat, Lobuche 4925m, voordat we morgen in het Bassiskamp aankomen. De trek is vlotjes verlopen en tot nu toe is het weer perfect. Enkele leden van de expeditie heeft last van stoflongen van het Chang (lokale rijstwijn) drinken in rokerige thee huisjes, waaronder ik. De stemming zit er dus aardig in en het lijkt er op dat voor de meeste mensen de ervaring net zo balangrijk is als de uitdaging. Ik hang de laatste dagen veel bij de Sherpa's. Ik vind deze mensen geweldig. Ze noemen mij nu Makpa, wat zwager betekend, ik weet alleen nog niet van wie. Gisteren had ik de eer om in een huis van Yakschijt te mogen slapen! Dit was een hele ervaring. Morgen vertrekken we naar het bassiskamp en zullen daar een paar dagen blijven om het kamp op te bouwen en wederom een Poedja te houden, een ceremonie om de berggoden gunstig te stemmen. Zonder deze Poeja zullen we de berg niet op gaan, waarschijnlijk zal dit zondag 17-4 gebeuren, maar dit hangt van de stand van de maan af. Tot dan zijn we lekker aan het relaxen in het bassiskamp!

 

Spanish Dispatch: Lhotse/ Everest dispatch 12th april en espanol

Hola, aca es Maximo desde Lobuche escribiendo por SummitClimb, Todos los 3 grupos estan bien y con buena salud. El grupo de trekking, los escaladores que van al Everest y los que van al Lhotse, van todos juntos como una gran familia el campo base del Everest. Estamos a 1 dia del campo-base, ya se pasaron 6 dias de trekking hasta aca. Pocos fueron los que tuvieron problemas con la altura. A los pocos superamos la linea de los 4000 metros. La estructura ya esta armada en campo-base esperandonos. Esperamos que un lama realice una gran "puja" para todos los escaladores y trekkers juntos.

Mas noticias llegaran pronto! Un abrazo a todos!

News from the trekkers: This is Melissa Moore from South Africa/ England reporting on the progress of the expedition from Dugla.  The group spent the afternoon yesterday relaxing in Periche where the lodge was warm and cosy, if not a little smokey ( rooms are heated with ever so fragrant dried Yak dung).  A lot of the group attended a lecture at the mountain rescue clinic in the afternoon.  With me writing this update (to ensure the effects of altitude do not render the email totally illegible) is Jenni from Philly.  The group spent the night in tents in a Yak field shared with our ever so hard working yaks, where evidence of their presence made night-time pit stops "mission impossible".   The night was cold and a thin frost lay on the ground this morning.  However we continued to avoid any unseasonable snowfalls much to our glee and general warmth and comfort.  Periche is surrounded on all sides by mountains particularly beautiful is Ama Dablam which we have been able to see since Namche (another metropolis nestled amongst the mountains).  

This morning, with a short day's walk ahead, the group spent a leisurely morning in Periche before setting off at each persons own leisure for the short but challenging trek to Dugla ( 4600m), a village consisting of one building one brazier { Yak dung burning heater) which the group has now commandeered for the night.  Dugla is situated at the end of the Kumbu glacier and a little stream (still half frozen) flows past outside. As we continue our trek higher towards Everest we have observed how the toilet facilities become more rustic. The group is well generally although 5 members have stayed an extra day in Periche to further acclimatize.

Tomorrow we are scheduled to go up further to Lobuche and then the next day on to base camp where we are due to arrive on the 13th-  more updates then. Thank you EverestNews.com!

Dispatches

 

Below please find the team rosters for the Everest and Lhotse expeditions and the Everest basecamp trek.

 

FAMILY NAME, First Name, country of origin,  Trip Name, leader

 

EVEREST-NEPAL-EXPEDITION

 

MR. CLARKE, Clay, USA, Everest

MR. COSTER, Arnold, Netherlands, Everest, leader

MR. FRANKELIUS, Johan, Sweden, Everest

MR. MAZUR, Daniel, England, and USA, Everest, leader

MR. O'BRIEN (CHRIS), USA, Everest

MR. O'BRIEN (MIKE), USA, Everest

MR. VOIGT, Jens, Germany, Everest

 

LHOTSE-NEPAL-EXPEDITION

 

MR. BACH, James Anugata, USA, Lhotse

MR. BARILLA, Jason, Kripabindu, USA, Lhotse

MR. BARLOW, George, USA, Lhotse

MR. BOURDEAU, Pierre, Canada, Lhotse

MR. BROILI, Ben, USA, Lhotse

MR. EDMONDS, Shane, USA, Lhotse, leader

MR. FALAHEY, Blair, Australia, Lhotse

MR. GARCIA, Joao, Portugal, Lhotse

MR. GAUTHIER, Jowan, Portugal, Lhotse

MR. HAGGE, Malte, Australia, Lhotse

MR. KAUSCH, Max, Argentina, Lhotse, leader

MR. MAZUR, Daniel, England and USA, Lhotse, leader

MR. MERWIN, Mark, USA, Lhotse, leader

MR. MEYRING, Gary, USA, Lhotse

MR. SANTOS, Helder, Portugal, Lhotse

MR. THOMAS (JASON), USA, Lhotse, leader

MR. THOMAS (WILLIAM), USA, Lhotse

MR. THURLEY, Kay, Germany, Lhotse, leader

MR. WIGDERSON, Eyal, Israel, Lhotse, leader

 

EVEREST-NEPAL-BASECAMP-TREK

 

MR. AMBROSIUS, Kelly, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. CARDINAL, France, Canada, Basecamp Trek

MR. DELISANTI, Rip, USA, Basecamp Trek

MR. EMERY, Tom, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. MOORE, Melissa, South Africa, Basecamp Trek

MS. NEORR, Karen, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. OLSEN, Colleen, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. ROBINSON, Jenni, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. ROTHENBERG, Maja, Germany, Basecamp Trek

MR. SCHAEFFER, Kelly, USA, Basecamp Trek

MR. STROHMAYER, Paul, USA, Basecamp Trek

MS. TE HENNEPE, Elselien, Netherlands, Basecamp trek, leader

MR. TONOZZI, Pat, USA, Basecamp Trek

Dispatches

 

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