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  SummitClimb Mt. Everest 2005 Tibet: Ryan Waters reporting in live 4/24/2005


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Hello EverestNews.com, this is Ryan Waters calling from SummitClimb Everest North Ridge Expedition here in Tibet.  It's April 24, I'm calling from Base Camp at approximately 17,000 feet.  All of our members are down here at Base Camp now, down from ABC.  We've come down to take a rest, to do a little bit of relaxing and enjoy the relative warmth of Base Camp and do a little bit of clothes washing and bathing and all that good stuff for a few days, kind of recharge everything.

 

My plan is to start heading back up towards ABC in about two to three days depending on which members are going to start on various schedules.  The plan is to go back to ABC and then start climbing in the coming days to the high camps, Camp One then climbing up towards Camp Two, carrying loads, things like that, and further acclimatizing.  Our Climbing Sirdar Jangbu, and our Tibetan staff Penba, Wangdu and Luda have been working very hard up on the mountain, carrying loads.  We have Camp One established, and they have carried gear to Camp Two and will begin establishing Camp Two early this coming week.  As well, our kitchen staff has been working hard here at Base Camp and at ABC.

 

We hope to send a team photo from our recent Puja ceremony very soon.  We'll have some other members calling in soon to give you their account of what's been going on and how they're feeling.  So far everything's good, people are healthy and looking forward to getting back up high on the mountain.  Thank you for all your support, and hello to all my friends, family and sponsors. We'll check in later, goodbye. 

Dispatches

Steve Poulsen, Climber, USA

Bob Guthrie, Climber, USA

Neal Jing, Climber, USA

Fredrick Strang, Climber, Sweden

Magnus Flock, Climber, Sweden

Rikard Mansson, Climber, Sweden

Ryan Waters, Expedition Leader, USA

 

Jangbu Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar

Dawa Sherpa

Pema Rinji Sherpa

Ang Babu Sherpa

Furtenji Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa, Head Cook

 

3 Tibetan Climbers

1 Tibetan Cook

2 Tibetan cookboys

(we will meet our Tibetan Staff in Tingri)

 

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