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  Canadian Mt. Everest 2005: Camp One and Thailand


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Update: Saturday April 16th, 8pm. Camp One and Thailand

Harold decides to sleep at Camp One for another night
Diary by Harold Mah and Terry Kell

Camp One (Harold Mah)
It’s beautiful here at Camp One, cold and windy, but very beautiful.

Sean and I climbed another 300 feet this morning to 19,670 feet and then decided to head back down. Sean has gone all the way back to Base Camp to rest and acclimatise. I have decided to stay at Camp One for another night and head back to Base Camp tomorrow. Sean will rest for 3-4 days before heading up again. It’s a slow process of acclimatising to this altitude.

The barometric pressure here at Camp One is 483hPa! The standard air pressure at sea level is usually just over 1000hPa (Hectopascals). It’s quite a difference.

Thailand (Terry Kell)
Some of us (Gerry, Norm, Peter, Elia and me) have made our way to Thailand. We’ve been trying to juggle flights but everything seems to be booked. Howard and Nicole will fly back to Canada tomorrow and the rest of us will probably have to continue with our original flight plans.

We’re all well, although tired. Most of us have lost quite a bit of weight. We seem to just “decompressing” from what has been an amazing experience.

We met with Kili Sherpa before we left Kathmandu, who organised all the logistics of the expedition for us. We are looking for ways we can help by setting up a scholarship fund for the climbing sherpas. We also plan to meet with Child Haven International when we return to see what we can do to raise more money for the orphanage in Nepal.

We have received all the emails from well wishers and there were lots and lots of them. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Keep them coming.

More later
Harold & Terry

Terry Kell is returning to Kathmandu, with most of the expedition party and they will return to Canada within the next 7-10 days.

Harold Mah is staying at Base Camp to support Sean Egan when he makes his summit attempt in May.

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