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  Mt. Everest 2005: Team Alongi 2005: Everyone is doing well


North Col Camp, Camp 1, and I seem to be enjoying myself for some reason.  You'd think that after 5 heavy loads to the North Col, I wouldn't be smiling so much!  All of the equipment for the upper mountain is in the storage tent in the foreground.  The North Col is situated at 7023 meters, or 23,000ft for the non-metric types.  Note the important webbing nets that help secure the tents against the severe winds that are so fierce on Everest.

Everyone is doing well.

The current team plan is: Ambrose, Al, and Ryan rest in BC for a few more days.  Hopefully they'll recover enough to return to ABC and keep climbing/working.

Tomorrow, I'm moving to C1 along with Lakpa and Dangima, where we'll hunker down for 4-5 nights.  During which time, we'll push equipment and O2 as high up the mountain as possible.  If the weather is good, we're planning to stock camp 4 at 8300M.  If the winds will permit our passage that is...

Michael and Scott aren't ready to move yet.  However, they plan to carry O2 to the North Col every other day, which we will in turn carry higher on the mountain upon receipt.  The guys in base camp will hopefully help with this as well, when they arrive at ABC.

Scott Streett, preparing to jug through the first vertical section of fixed ropes, on his way to the North Col.  Ahead of him is a Sherpa from another team, who as you can see, is carrying a good load of ropes.

Once everything is in place, the entire team is going back down to BC for a week long rest before the summit push.

That's the current plan, but it will probably change due to weather, team dynamics, health and so forth.

From Mt. Everest North Side ABC:

Brook Alongi - Team Ogawa Leader

Ogawa Mountain Adventures

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