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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Hello friends


Update: Hello friends,
Today, as an exception, we will be writing our cybercast in Spanish because there are five members of the expedition that speak this language but don't worry. Here is the translation:

Today, after a good breakfast, we started walking towards the base of the Lhotse face. This short walk is part of our acclimatization process. We could hear the wind blowing on the summit ridges and on the South Col. The sound it makes can be compared to that of a train engine going at full speed. We were also able to see how new tents are being set up on the Lhotse face at approximately 24,000 feet which makes up camp 3. The weather forecasts we have been receiving have been very accurate regarding wind speed and humidity so for the next couple of days we will be forced to remain at camp 2 before we can spend a night at camp 3 as we had planned. All the team is in good spirits and trying to remain active.
Good bye for now,

Jose Luis and David Liaño

Saludos amigos Hispanoparlantes,

Como podrán ver, el día de hoy vamos a transmitir el cybercast en Español ya que cinco miembros de la expedición hablamos este idioma.
Hoy, despues de un buen desayuno, nos encordamos y salimos en dirección a la base de la pared oeste del Lhotse. Esta corta caminata es parte de nuestro proceso de aclimatación. El viento se podía escuchar soplando en las aristas cimeras y en el collado sur. El sonido es similar al de una locomotora a máxima velocidad. Tambien pudimos ver como la pared del Lhotse se va llenando de tiendas de campaña a una altura aproximada de 7,300 metros que forman el campamento 3. Los pronósticos del tiempo han estado bastante acertados en cuanto a los vientos y humedad por lo que nos veremos forzados a permanecer un par de días más en el campamento 2 antes de poder subir a dormir al campamento 3 como se tiene planeado. Todo el equipo se encuentra con buenos animos y tratando de mantenerse activo.
Saludos,
Jose Luis y David Liaño.

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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