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  Mt Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


For the latest News on this expedition see here

Welcome to the Mountain Madness Everest 2004 Expedition! Willie Benegas, expedition leader, will be leading our strong climbing team to the top of Everest this year. Team members will be leaving for Kathmandu in the next couple days and meeting in Kathmandu on the 28th. They plan to take 9 days to base camp and will arrive April 7th. The group will spend one month establishing camps 1, 2 and 3 before they will be ready for their summit attempt some time in May. Our base camp manager Sarah Henley will be providing the dispatches for the climb.

Team Members

Willie Benegas was born and raised in Argentina and is among the elite of world-class mountain guides. His list of accomplishments is extraordinary, from first ascents in Patagonia, where he developed his passion for mountains early in life, to Baffin Island, Cho Oyu and Mount Everest. Willie has guided over 15 years across the globe with 3 successful ascents of Everest and 30 ascents of Aconcagua. He is member of the North Face Athlete Team. Recently Willie received the Golden Piton Award for his achievement climbing new difficult route on Nuptse west face with his brother Damien.

Murray Rice, (Seattle, WA) has climbed throughout North America, including the Tetons, Canadian Rockies, Alaska, and in his backyard in the Cascades. In addition, Murray has taken part on expeditions to K2 and Everest. Murray has been on a number Denali expeditions. This is Murray's first expedition with Mountain Madness.

Gene Rehfeld, (Denver, CO) has climbed 4 of the 7 summits, the highest point on each continent. Gene who is a cream cheese dealer, brings along a great sense of humor. This is Gene's sixth trip with Mountain Madness.

Gary Ponder, (Annardale, NJ) has also climbed 4 of the 7 summits. This is Gary's 6th trip with Mountain Madness as well.

Sarah Henley, (Bend OR) will be handling our base camp logistics. She will send us up-to-date cybercasts as events happen on Mt. Everest.

Sarah has a wealth of experience with outdoor groups.

Casey Henley, (Bend, OR) trekking leader, will be leading the trekkers that are joining the climbers on the walk into basecamp. Casey has climbed throughout North and South America. His experience in Nepal includes leading trips on the beautiful Ama Dablam.

Our trekkers this year will consist of two groups, the first joining the climbers for the walk in to basecamp and the second walking in and hopefully timing their arrival just as the climbers return to basecamp.

This year's trekkers include;

Alan Northcutt, Waco, TX

Robert Whitfield, Fayetteville,AR

Wendy Dean, Littleton, CO

Didier Sourbes, Littleton, CO

Anny Lau, Lake Forest, CA

Steve Ho, Lake Forest, CA

Robert Nieman, Winnipeg, Canada

Anne Music, Dallas, TX

Guiliano De Marchi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ricardo De Marchi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Warren Mcinteer, Glasgow, Scotland

We wish the climbers and trekkers a safe and successful trip and welcome visitors to our cybercast. All the best and happy climbing and trekking to all, CHRISTINE BOSKOFF

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