It seems that the real
meaning of Team No Limits is that there is really no limit to the issues that
we we're facing. Yesterday, we were climbing from Base Camp to Camp II for an
acclimatization run. At about Camp I, Matt started experiencing chest pain,
dizziness and nausea. This obviously became a concern for Matt, who suspected
that he may be experiencing a cardiac event. Due to our significant amount of
concern, we immediately descended back dawn to base camp.
Upon arrival at Base Camp,
Matt promptly went to the base camp medical clinic - and a complete cardiac
work up was performed. Matt's evaluation yielded an EKG abnormality. Matt
rested in Base Camp ,on oxygen, for the duration of the night and then plans
for evacuation were made. Base Camp Doctor, Luanne Freer, was convinced that
the prudent decision was for Matt to be evacuated from Base Camp.
Subsequently, Matt was evacuated via helicopter. The evacuation process was an
eventful episode as the Russian MI 17 Pilot came in and made a sketchy landing
on our helipad. The Russian Pilot took Matt as well as several others down to
Katmandu. Matt is now in Katmandu and making preparations to head back to the
I am now the remainder of
Team No Limits. I'm in base camp with Roger and some other climbers.
Currently, we are in the midst of a snow storm. At this point, I do not know
how this will impact our climbing for tomorrow. However, my current plans are
to head back up from Base Camp and then on to Camp III. We continue to soldier
on here. We have endured an unbelievable and unfortunate string of
unfortunate events. My thoughts and prayers are with Matt and Larry - and I am
hopeful that the two will unite in Katmandu.
For now, we will continue
to make our way up the mountain.
That's all from base camp for
Everest 2006: Team No