Update 5/29/2005 9:37PM in America: The route fixers
(Sherpas) are at the Hillary Step right now. Guided clients are at the South
Summit, along with the
Mountain Madness group,
Vern and Dave from
Alpine Ascents, the Iranians,
some Koreans, and some others. 50 or so western climbers! If we add say 40-50
Sherpas, that is around 100 climbers, waiting on the ropes to be fixed. The
early morning weather is holding for now... Stay Tuned!
Update 5/29/2005 6:33PM in America: The Sherpas left first,
7 of them from various teams, Recall, the ropes are only fixed to the balcony.
The Sherpas must break trail and fix ropes. Behind the Sherpas, are
Mountain Madness with
Christine Boskoff and Willie et.al, Vern and Dave from
Alpine Ascents, and a veteran
guide with apparently 2 climbers. Others are yet to be confirmed as leaving
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