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  Everest 2006: Fi and Paul: Arrived at Camp 4


Arrived at South Col (Camp 4) 12.00 middday

Camp 4
Paul and Fiona arrived at the South Col (Camp 4) about an hour ago. Sorry about the delay in letting you know, but my radio couldn't pick them up. I spoke to Paul on the main BC radio and he thinks that where they were probably didn't have such clear reception.

They had a terrific climb and are now eating and drinking lots and will then rest. They are feeling great.

Plan
The plan is that Fiona and her Sherpa will start heading up to the Summit at about 8 o'clock (Nepalese time) and Paul and his Sherpa will leave about an hour later.

Update from Paul and Fiona
I don't know if they will do an update tonight/

Tonight's Ascent
I will be glued to the 2 way tonight and will let you all know as soon as I hear from them...so stay tuned!!!
My thoughts, wishes and prayers are with them and Dasona and Mingma. Let's all hope that the weather gods are too.

Mary

 

Updates

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