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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005 Namaste again from Everest BC


Update: Everest BC
    
Namaste again from Everest BC. It’s late in the evening on the 11th of April and I can just hear the last of the team getting ready to leave the dining tent. It was another windy day although the wind is starting to die down tonight a bit.

The day today was filled with pujas from other teams all around us. Many teams are getting in position to head up the mountain and the puja needs to be performed before that can happen. The most unique puja of the day ended with the wedding of the two BC doctors this year, Ann and Ben. Many expedition members headed over to their camp for the blessing and then the wedding celebration. We sent our best wishes and hope we won’t be visiting them much more!

After lunch the group headed out into the ice for the first time to get reacquainted with their ice axes and crampons and to make sure all the new purchases fit. Tomorrow will be much of a repeat of today except that we’ll head to the ice after lunch with harnesses to start practice with the ladders and fixed lines. The team is having a great time with each other and everyone is enjoying our incredibly comfy set up here- though they’ve told me not to mention how nice it is as to not sound ‘soft’!

My fingers are numbing despite being in heavy down from head to toe and my headlamp is starting to dim!

Good night. We’ll talk soon.

Dave

Dispatches

Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge route.

GUIDE STAFF (BIOS)

Lakpa Rita Sherpa
Senior Guide & Sirdar

Vern Tejas
Senior Guide

Willi Prittie
Senior Guide

Dave Morton
Senior Guide

Jose Luis Peralvo
Senior Guide

Ellie Henke
Base Camp Manager
CLIMBERS

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Esther Colwill

Ron Farb

Kevin Grant

Cathy Groninger

Kent Groninger

Mostafa Mahmoud

Jeanne Stawiecki

Dianette
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David Liano

Danielle Fisher

 

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