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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: Hello everyone from Camp I


 

April 22nd: Hello everyone from Camp I.

It's been a couple of difficult days here on the mountain. I just spoke to Ellie during our evening radio call and she said she was sending a cybercast describing the terrible accident yesterday. It was not a good day. I'm not exactly sure what Ellie is writing but I know she'll do a good job with it. We were told not to report anything yesterday.

It is hard to know what to say. I don't think I can do an adequate job describing the experience. The blank stares of the Sherpa while Lakpa and I surveyed the accident site showed total loss. It was truly tragic. Our thoughts go out to these families and teams. I find it very hard to loose these guys who are out here working so hard for us and for the support of their families. The only appropriate response is to appreciate more and understand more fully the help they provide us.

The team is here and healthy. We plan to move to CII tomorrow after this our second night in CI. We will be in touch from there.

All the best,
Dave

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