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  SummitClimb Mt. Everest 2005 Tibet: At camp 1 and going for it!


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Update: SummitClimb Mount Everest North Ridge Expedition from Tibet.  This is Ryan checking in from Camp 1 at approximately 23,000 feet or 7,100 meters.  We have three members here at camp, we're in the midst of a summit push, hopefully trying to reach the summit the morning of the 21st.  It's May 18th, this evening.  It's not the greatest weather here right now, a little bit of snow.  The reports we're getting are decent weather on the 20th and 21st and maybe not a very good weather window after that for quite some time.  So we're going to try to get up there and do some work on the mountain. 

We have a strong Sherpa team with us here, Pemba Sherpa, Furtenzi, Pasang Tsering and Zemba are all with us at Camp 1 as well as their Sirdar who's up at Camp 2, Jangbu, and we have three very strong Tibetan climbers as well throughout the camps.  We're going to try our best, the weather is definitely challenging this year.  We could encounter a little bit of snow, a little bit of strong wind but we're going to play it conservative, go up there and try to get some rope put up above the First Step and see what we can do and give it our best shot.  The members, Fredrick, Magnus and Neal are all here safely in Camp 1 tonight and we're going to try to push up to Camp 2 tomorrow.  That's probably the last time we'll check in until coming back down from the attempts so wish us luck and we'll get in touch as soon as we can.  Thanks to everyone for all your support.  OK.  Have a good night.

 

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

 

Below is an updated list of our Tibetan staff: Special thanks to the Tibet Guide School:

Tibetan Climbers:

Pasang

Penba

Wangdu

Luda

 

Tibetan Kitchen Staff:

Sange

Pubu Tseren

Danzeng Tsewang

Chamba

Below is our expedition list.

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