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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005 To The Summit


Update: Everest Base camp
    
Hello friends, family and loved ones,

Rest day is always a favorite here at Everest base camp. We filled ours with packing in preparation for an early morning departure and cleansing of bodies and clothes. Our big ole plan is to get up at 2:30 am. and climb through the Khumbu Icefall in the relative cool of the morning before the sun loosens the Sercas. This is an important safety consideration as the Icefall is one of the most dangerous sections of our route. We hope to beat the heat and arrive in Camp by midday. So, today was one of rest and relaxation as we got all of our ducks in a row.

The weather for the last week has been stellar and only now that we are to begin climbing in earnest is it changing. We had clouds building throughout the day and a bit of East wind(7-10 knots). Temperatures seem way warm(-15c at night) and we are wondering how this will effect the Icefall a month from now. Perhaps an early monsoon is awaiting us.

Despite the weather, all members are acclimatizing reasonable well. Our spirits are high and we are feeling ready for the climb to begin. So, please stay tuned for further adventures of Everest Expedition 2005.

“To The Summit”
Vern Tejas

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

Nigel Clark

Esther Colwill

Ron Farb

Kevin Grant

Cathy Groninger

Kent Groninger

Mostafa Mahmoud

Jeanne Stawiecki

Dianette
Strange-Wells

Tony Van Marken

David Liano

Danielle Fisher

 

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