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  SummitClimb Mt. Everest 2005 Tibet: Ryan Waters reporting in from Everest 4/30/2005


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Update: Ryan Waters:  Hello this is Ryan calling from the SummitClimb Everest North Ridge Team.  It's April 30, and here's Neal to help catch up on with going on with our members.

Neal Jing:  Hi.  On April 22, the team completed the first phase of climbing up to ABC and stayed here for five nights.  After a wonderful Puja ceremony the team descended to Base Camp and after several days of rest we are here at ABC.  For the second phase we're trying to reach C2 at 7900 meters.  Due to the bad weather in the last two days, people are staying here at ABC waiting for the weather to get better.  According to the forecast for tomorrow it should be a good one.  Tomorrow we will go to C1, we'll camp and sleep there and then go to C2 and come back.  After that we are ready to go to the BC and then ready for the final push.   Most team members are very healthy and looking forward to the challenge ahead.   For the family and the relatives, I'm feeling fine except for missing my friends and family.  It has felt like a year since I last saw them.   Looking forward to seeing you all soon.  Thank you.  Bye.

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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