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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005 Dave Morton writing from Thame


Update: Thame
    
Hello friends, family and loved ones,

Vern Tejas here, reporting the latest news of our Mount Everest climbing team. We timed things just right this morning and were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Saturday market that has made Namche Bazar so famous. Everything from sneakers to rice to radios to fresh meat may be purchased for excellent prices. All of these colorful items are carried in on the backs of hard working porters and by the end of the day these goods are on the way to homes throughout the Khumbu region. Many photos later we began our acclimatization trek to the mountain village of Thame. A casual pace under clear skies is the best way to get used to the thin air at 12,143 feet. We were treated to marvelous views icy granite peaks reaching into the sky along our way. From the prayer flag festooned bridge over the roaring Bhote Kosi river we spied a small band of Himalayan Tar of mountain goats. Pleasantly fatigued from ours days walk we ravenously devoured our supper. Team spirits are high and we send our greetings to you all.

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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