Ryan checking in from Kathmandu.
Well we arrived from the long journey last night around 6 p.m. Nepal Time from
Tibet. Special thanks to our Trekking Agent Murari Sharma for a smooth
transition over the border and into the party bus with San Miguel beer. We
arrived at our hotel, unloaded, and hosed down the climbing members so they
would appear presentable in the streets, then headed for the Everest Steak
House for good steaks. We also worked on our hydration with some Everest Beer.
People are taking care of the
last minute things here and enjoying Kathmandu. We will go to the Rum Doodle
tonight to have our Summiters sign the wall, and then we have a celebration
dinner at Murari's house. I will try to get our two western summiters to write
their accounts in the coming days.
We would like to thank Dan
Mazur, Everest Parivar Expeditions, EverestNews.com, Friends, Family, and
For all of the team on the
2005 Summitclimb Mt. Everest NE Ridge Expedition, this is Ryan Waters signing
ordering the yaks...
Update: Ryan and all of this team is down and get ready to
head home after successfully summiting the mountain...
Eight up to the summit and Eight down from the Summit to
high camp or below... The LIVE
Dispatch from Everest Summiter himself in 2004 Ryan Waters!
Update: Magnus Flock and Neal Jing
from the USA has summited Mt Everest along with 6 Sherpas/Tibetans. All are at
Camp 3 or below. Fredrick
Strang attempted the mountain but had to turn back above the Second Step. Ryan
Waters, expedition leader, send his Climbing Sirdar Jangbu Sherpa ahead with 2
other staff members (Sherpas or Tibetans) from SummitClimb and a Nepalese
Sherpas from another team to fix ropes ahead of the climbers...
Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar
Sherpa, Head Cook
Below is an updated list of
our Tibetan staff: Special thanks to the Tibet Guide School:
Tibetan Kitchen Staff:
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