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 Adventure Peak Everest 2010 : Update


The Team

Leader : Stu Peacock
Leader : Matt Dickinson

Scott Grischow Heather Geluk
Don Grischow Peter Sunnucks
Jantoon Reigersman Matt Snook
Josh Lewsey Brendan O'Mahoney
Keith Ressby Stephen Green
Ian Ridley Simon Price
Geordie Stewart Jonathan Davies
Nigel Williams Andrew Roberston
Max O'Meara Mark Walsh
Mickey Goldschmidt  

Sherpa Staff

Nuru Wangchhu Sherpa Dorjee Khatri
Sonam Dorjee Sherpa Nima Thundu Sherpa
Dawa Dorjee Sherpa Norbu Bhote
Tsring Namgyal Sherpa Chheten Sherpa
Phurba Ridar Bhote Lakpa Sherpa
Surendra Gurung Pasang Sherpa

Gyanu Lama B C cook.

Bhola Paudel - Sirdar

 

Update: Matt D, Heather, Pete & Matt S have had their first night at the North Col. They have had a lot of snow up there, nearly a meter, which has limited any attempt to move up the ridge. They will have another night at the col tonight to help with acclimatization. If they cannot make any further progress on the ridge then they will descend back to ABC. 

All other team members are now down at BC. 

All the team wish Geordie a Happy 21st Birthday today. I'm sure he won't forget where he was on this occasion. 

Regards, Stu.

2nd May: Stu has been in contact this morning to confirm his group have had a successful but wild and cold period of acclimatization on and above the North Col! He described their walk up the North Ridge to 7300m as the worst weather (cold and strong winds) he had ever experienced on Everest during his three previous expeditions. So well done to those who were able to complete their acclimatization.

Matt and his group (Heather, Pete and Matt) will go to the North Col today for a couple of nights.

The group will now drop down to Base camp for a well deserved rest before making their attempt on the summit.

Progress has been excellent to date and the expedition is making perfect time.It is normal to have a period of about six days at BC to fully rest, eat plenty and wait for the good weather before summit attempts start. My estimation on the program from now is: BC rest 3rd -10th May and if the weather looks good aim for the summit around the 16th. We will be watching the weather reports carefully as we progress through this week. As normal we will be posting more regular reports and throughout the night of the summit day/s.(Dave Pritt, Director)

Following the unfortunate incident which occurred to another team on 26th April (described below) Jantoon, Donn, Scott and Micky have decided to leave behind their attempt on Everest and will start their journey back to Kathmandu. We wish them well.

 
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