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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: First summit Team is Back at Camp 4


May 20, 12:00 noon: I’m happy to tell everyone that the first summit group of Dave, Chris, Alistair, Thapkee, and Chewang is now safely back at Camp 4 at the South Col enjoying rest, hot drinks, and bowls of ramen noodles. Dave says he can see Suzanne making progress coming down the triangular face. She should be arriving back at Camp 4 shortly. The rest of the second group is higher on the mountain and it sounds like it will be a little while before they get down to Camp. Dave says the weather conditions are still very good, with no wind and a light cloud cover. We will be tracking their progress as they make their way down the mountain. Here at base camp everyone is a bit bleery-eyed, and Gopal is once again plying us with food. We also are enjoying mixed sun and a light cloud cover, and everyone is looking forward to naps later on this afternoon.

Ellie Henke Everest Base Camp

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