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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: Everyone is on the Top!!!


May 20 – 8:50 am

And the second group arrives at the summit!!! Now standing on the top are Lakpa, Vern, Jacques, Geri, Suzanne, Tsering, Mingma, and Fura Kancha. The weather is still excellent. Both Dave and Lakpa say this is about the best they have ever had. Both were taking pictures and talking on the radio with bare hands – No gloves! And it is looking like the good conditions will continue for their descent to the South Col. Here at base camp we are having a visit from the Indian Border Security Force team, whose members summited earlier this morning. So we are all celebrating together. Now the job is for everyone to get down safe. We will continue to monitor their progress down the mountain until they arrive safe back at the South Col.

Ellie Henke Everest Base Camp

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