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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005 Dave Morton writing in from the Yak n Yeti hotel in Kathmandu.


Todd with Willi Prittie

Update: Namaste and welcome to the 2005 Alpine Ascents International Mt. Everest Expedition!

This is Dave Morton writing in from the Yak n Yeti hotel in Kathmandu. It’s a clear and warm day here in the capital of Nepal. We’ve had nearly all of our climbers and trekkers arrive and the trip is now in full swing. The group is on a city tour today of the significant Buddhist and Hindu temples in the city. We’ve had many of our sponsored Sherpa children from the Alpine Ascents Foundation join on the tour and I will soon be meeting up with everyone for a ‘Puja’ or blessing at one of the prominent monasteries in Kathmandu.

Later this afternoon we will be enjoying a group get together and cocktail hour on the back lawn of the hotel. It will be a great chance to get to know this big group before heading out into the Khumbu valley in the morning. We’ll also have a dinner this evening with both the climbing and trekking team together. Tomorrow morning we will both be setting off via helicopter and fixed wing flights to the Mt. Everest region.

It’s already clear that this is going to be an enjoyable climbing team. Not only are there many strong climbing bios but cheerful and pleasant personalities to back those up! Be sure to check out our climbing team page.

We will send a photo from today later this evening as well as an account of the day… but for now, Welcome to the Expedition!

All the best, 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

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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