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  SummitClimb Pumori 2005: Dispatch Six


Part of the route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.

Copyright©Ryan Waters

Dear EverestNews.com readers,

This is Philip Ling with the latest news from the Summitclimb International Pumori Expedition, 2005.

 

Today the whole team left Namche Bazaar at around 8.00am heading for the village of Pangboche, situated at 3930m. This is a long day lasting between 6-10 hours depending on how many cups of tea and yak trains are encountered along the way! All members were advised by the leaders to take the walk slowly, to aid our acclimatisation to altitude and to enjoy the spectacular scenery. The altitude gains made 2 days ago on the hard journey up to Namche Bazaar were lost (to the disgust of some members!) as we descended to cross

the Dudi Koshi river once more before again ascending towards Thyangboche and the spectacular Thyangboche Monastery, situated at 3860m, passing through Rhododendron forests along the way.

 

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly our first views of the 'Big E'! Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 8848m. The Jetstream was in full flight roaring over the summit pyramid at speeds of up to 200 mph. Also visible was Lhotse, at 8501m the 4th highest mountain in the world. Ama Dablam 6856m, and considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain in the Himalaya, is very close and  was fully visible for most of the journey.

 

We are all now settled into our guesthouse in Pangboche for the night, we have taken a well deserved break from camping. All members are doing well and acclimatising to the ever increasing altitude. Our excellent Sherpa chef (who has trained at the Sheraton hotel in Kathmandu) and his kitchen staff are about to surprise us with more excellent cooking. These guys work unbelievably hard in difficult conditions, and continuously produce excellent meals of fantastic quality. These guys are perhaps the most important members of the expedition team!

 

Tomorrow we walk to the village of Pheriche, situated at 4240m. Thank you for following the progress of the expedition!

From all of us at Summitclimb.com.

Dispatches

 

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