Tredway Reporting From Base Camp:
Hello, this is Matt Tredway,
reporting from Everest base camp. We are all working our way up the mountain
. . . camp by camp. The rotation process of going up and down the mountain
to facilitate proper acclimatization is a long one. Since we descended from
camp II, we have been feasting on our fine base camp cuisine. At the higher
camps, it is harder to eat, digest, or enjoy food - so intake is limited.
The recovery process at base camp entails getting plenty of rest, fluids,
and the much needed caloric intake to prepare our bodies for the next ascent
of the mountain.
The team is sorry that our
friend and team member, Larry, must head home. However, we all agree it to be
the wise and prudent decision for him. In order to take on this enormous task,
you just have to put yourself out there and see what happens. Larry gave the
mountain his best, and that is all we can do up here.
We are trying to put our best
foot forward. Up here, on top of the world, you just do what you need to do
-and pray that you get lucky in terms of health, weather, and the health of
the Sherpas. There are so many variables and they are all out of our control.
Here we are in May and the
next few months should be incredibly exciting. I am looking forward to sharing
great stories and slides with my students upon my return.
Talk to you soon, Matt
Everest 2006: Team No