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 Everest 2005: Mountain Madness summits 14 and hello from Kathmandu and soon off to Pakistan


Christine Feld Boskoff CEO of Mountain Madness

And now a 2 time summiter of Everest

Update: Hello from Kathmandu!

Eric and I arrived in Kathmandu today.  The flight back to Kathmandu was fairly smooth.  You could see the high ridges and deep valleys of the Nepal countryside on our return flight. Willie and Dean fly to Kathmandu from Lukla tomorrow.  We will spend a few days in Kathmandu before flying back home.

Cheers, Christine

Earlier Update: June 1st Hello Everyone!

We made it safely to base camp today.  Our cook staff greeted us with coke a cola & cinnamon rolls part way up the ice fall.  We all celebrated our successful climb of Mt. Everest.  We had a wonderful team and everyone worked together to make it to the top.  It's sad to see the expedition over.  We had good memories and great friendships.  I was fortunate to summit with such a good team, Willie, Dean, Eric, Undi, Lhama Jungbu, Pasang, Lakpa and Mingma.

Tonight our cook "Kumar" or "Big Boss" will make us a special dinner.  Tomorrow our Sherpa team is going up one more time to camp 1 to clean the remaining equipment off the mountain.  The icefall is becoming dangerous due to the warming temperatures, so we are happy that after tomorrow our entire team will be off the mountain.  The rest of the members will be taking showers and packing up at base camp.  We plan on hiking out the day after tomorrow. 

We say hello to our family and friends and look forward to coming home soon!

All the best, Christine

Update: As per the report of Liaison officer and Team Leader, the following 5 members and 9 High Altitude Worker of Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2005 team has been successful to scale 8848 meter high Mt. Everest on 30th May, 2005 at 9:20 am.

30th May, 2005

1.         Mr. Guillermo Benegas (37 Yrs) Team Leader , Mountain Guide, USA

2.         Ms. Christine Joyce Feld Boskoff (38 Yrs) Member, Guide, USA

3.         Mr. Eric Samuel Garza (42 Yrs) Member, Service, USA

4.         Mr. Dean Daniel Cardinale (36 Yrs) Member, Guide, USA

5.         Ms. Shaunna Marie Burke (30 Yrs) Member, Cruiser, Canada

6.         Mr. Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa (26 Yrs) Sirdar, Namche-2, Solukhumbu, Nepal

7.         Mr. Mingmar Tsheri Sherpa(25 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solu, Nepal

8.         Mr. Ang Pasang Sherpa (38 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solukhumbu, Nepal

9.         Mr. Nima Unagdiki Sherpa (30 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solu, Nepal

10.       Mr. Jangbu Sherpa (40 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solukhumbu, Nepal

11.       Mr. Pemba Gyalgen Sherpa (31 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Jubing-8, Solu, Nepal

12.       Mr. Chongba Nuru Sherpa (38 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Chaurikharka-7,Solu, Nepal

13.       Mr. Lama Babu Sherpa (36 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Bung-9, Solukhumbu, Nepal

14.       Mr. Nima Dorji Tamang (25 Yrs) Bagachol-9, Khotang, Nepal.

The Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2005  team was permitted to climb 8848 m. high Mt. Everest from South East Ridge for the period of 75 days from 29th March, 2005 

The handling agency of the Expedition Team is Mountain Madness (Pvt. Ltd)   Kathmandu  Nepal.

Editorial Note: It has been reported that Shaunna Marie Burke was climbing independently. Details are not known to EverestNews.com at this time.

Dispatches

Since 1994, Mountain Madness has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.  This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and continuing to the summit via the Southeast ridge.

 

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