morning it's Jay Reilly calling from SummitClimb.com ,
calling with the latest news from the SummitClimb.com
International Pumori Expedition. Well right now it's a
little after eight in the morning and I'm still sitting
in my tent because I couldn't be bothered digging
through the three feet of snow that's outside. Actually
it's not quite three feet but we did get over the last
12 hours or so about another 20 or 30 centimeters of
snow. I'm not too sure what's happening with the weather
this year, it seems to be a little bit challenging.
So as we
speak there's myself, there's Jack, John Kazanas and Amanda down here in Base
Camp. We're planning to head up to Advanced Base Camp today to sleep the
night. Already in Advanced Base Camp are Phil, Walter, Matt, Bert, the other
John, who's also from Australia (although he lives in London) which is kind of
confusing, Les from New Zealand, and our two Swedish members, Miki and Tony.
They're up there at ABC and they're going to try and climb up towards Camp One
today. We just have to sort of wait around for a couple of hours to see what
this weather is going to do. From my little window at the top of my Mountain
Hardware tent I can see brightness, so that's probably a good sign. I hope
everyone's well, and there'll be more news very shortly.
Pumori Spring 2006 Expedition Roster
REILLY Australia, Leader
LING Australia, Leader In Training
MAZUR Bristol, England and Seattle, Washington, USA, Organizer
FITSCHEN South Africa
HUDOCK Maine, USA
Reinhold LOOS Germany
VULK California, USA
WILLIAMS New Zealand
Update: This is Jay from SummitClimb calling in with the
latest news from the SummitClimb.com International
Pumori Expedition. To update you I'm going to hand
the phone over to Bert Veldhuis from Holland. Here
everyone. We just returned five minutes ago from ABC. The first
group went up there today, it was a lot of snow up there and it was hard work.
Today started off real nicely. We had the Puja, the blessing ceremony for the
expedition, which went on for maybe an hour and half. It was really nice to
see all of the Sherpas were involved and everyone got their own blessing, so
it was a kind of a nice event to start off the day... that we will all be safe
up the mountain. Afterwards a small group of five started off to go up to ABC.
For now this is all. We're all safe."
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