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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Deboche


Update: Deboche

Hello family and friends, First we want to wish a very happy fifteenth birthday to Dianette's daugther: Brianna Strange. David Liano will be carrying a Mexican flag to the summit and would like to give it to her upon his return to Mexico via Los Angeles. Tonight, we will all sing to you, Brianna. Your mom says she loves you and will see you very soon ("Please be proud of me" your mom says).

We are all now enjoying thicker air. The air is richer in oxygen here at Deboche (3800 m/ 12,300 ft). Nigel's eating just as much as normal and it looks like it paid off. He just beat Willie at a game of Chess. Which is the first time Willie's lost a game against a non-Sherpa.

Last night we had a nice surprise. There were some Koreans staying in the same lodge as us and one of them delighted us with playing the guitar and singing songs in at least 6 different languages all night. His enthusiasm was contagious and at one point Mustafa jumped in and started dancing. We all had a great time and went to bed "late" (9:30 pm is late for us).



For the next three nights we'll be enjoying our rest and recovery period here in the Amadablam Garden Lodge in Deboche before starting our hike back up to basecamp to prepare for our summit bid.

so yeah, best to you all! We love you and hope you're doing well.

Peace out!!

-Jose Luis and Dani Fisher

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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