Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
And now a 2 time summiter of Everest
Update: Hello from
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.
Update: June 1st Hello
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.
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
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