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  SummitClimb Pumori 2006 Jay reports in live with more snow....


Hey good 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.

 

SummitClimb Pumori Spring 2006 Expedition Roster

 

Mr. Jay REILLY  Australia, Leader

MR. Philip LING  Australia, Leader In Training

Mr. Dan MAZUR  Bristol, England and Seattle, Washington, USA, Organizer

 

Mr. Jonas AHLMAN  Sweden

MR. Richard CARLSSON  Sweden

MS. Amanda FITSCHEN  South Africa

MR. Mikael FORSBERG  Sweden

MR. Jack HUDOCK  Maine, USA

MR. Dennis JONSSON   Sweden

MR. John KAZANAS  Australia

MR. Reinhold LOOS  Germany

MR. John PERCY  England

MR. Fritz RADUN  Germany

MR. Wally REISINGER  Canada

MR. Tony SEGELSTROM  Sweden

MR. Bert VELDHUIS  Netherlands

Mr. Matt VULK  California, USA

Mr. Les WILLIAMS  New Zealand

 

Trekking members:

 

MR. Will DENNY  England

MR. Eoghan SHARKEY  Ireland

MR. David VLASBLOM  Canada

 

Earlier 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 he is-

 

"Hi 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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