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  Everest 2006 Team No Limits: Team No Limits, Matt Tredway reporting from Everest Base Camp; Doug doing better, some concern for Dr. Rigsby


 

Hello, this is Matt Tredway reporting in from Everest base camp. We are now in our 40th hour of a snow storm and have essentially been trapped in our tents for 40 hours. No one has been up or down the mountain for nearly two days now. Thankfully, Doug and Larry were in Lobuche throughout this storm. According to recent reports, Doug still feels a little sick, however, he is feeling much better after a few days of rest.

 
They say the sign of a true climber is when a third world bus driver cracks his window because you stink so bad. Of course, we have no bus drivers or windows -but we are beginning to achieve that dubious distinction. Needless to say, we are looking forward to a nice shower!
 
Being snowed in has given us a lot of time for reflection. We feel so humble to be here at Everest, following in the footsteps of the world's greatest climbers. We would never compare ourselves to the highly accomplished climbers. To the contrary, we feel ourselves to be ordinary climbers with a great opportunity to participate in an extraordinary event.
 
For now, we remain trapped by this sea of snow. Crevasses are covered, fixed ropes buried by the snow, and avalanche risk is great. Base camp manager, Roger Coffey, is figuring out communications and as I mentioned earlier, the rest of the team is in Lobuche.
 
Everyone on the team has sponsorship and I would like to say thank you to mine! This dream would not be possible without you.
 
Thanks to family and friends - and hello to all of my students!
 
Talk to you soon,
Matt Tredway
 
Matt is proudly sponsored by Forddirect
 

Larry and Doug reported in tonight and will be heading back to base camp. After falling ill, Doug is feeling much better. While in Lobuche, Larry started experiencing some difficulty as well. Even after high doses of medication, his blood pressure has not been well controlled. Rigsby hopes that when he makes it back to base camp that some medicine he left behind will be of significant help to his blood pressure.

 
After a recent rescue off Aconcagua in South America due to blood pressure complications, family and friends remain highly concerned about Rigsby. We wish Doug and Larry the best as they head back to the camp at the top of the world. We have them in thought and prayers as they will be faced with some lofty decisions in the days to come

Everest 2006:  Team No Limits Dispatches

 

 






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