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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Getting ready for the next move up


Vern Tejas fine and headed down to camp 2 after summiting again!

Update: May 31 Update
    
Greetings from the Seattle Office. We apologize for the cybercast delay after Summit Day - the communications equipment has been uncooperative for the past couple of days. To update you on the team's progress: David, Vern, Chewang and Thakpee made it safely back to High Camp after their successful summit and spent the night very tired after summiting from Camp III, a remarkable push. Today they are headed back down to Camp II, and they should be back into Base Camp by June 1.

Meanwhile Team II, consisting of Esther, Dannielle, Tony, Dave, Jose Luis, and Lakpa are moving from Camp III to Camp IV in hopes of improving weather, which has deteriorated somewhat in the past two days. They are optimistic yet realistic about the winds abating in the next two days, which is all the time they will have to attempt the summit and make it back down through the icefall before the June 5 cut-off date.

It has been a very tough year, weather-wise, and we send all of our good wishes for calm winds and warmer temperatures for the team as they make their way up.

We expect dispatches to resume from Base Camp in the next 24 hours.

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

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