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  Mt. Everest 2005: Mountain Madness Expedition: Greetings from Base camp, almost like home with hot water for showers!


 

April 7th, 2005: Everyone has arrived at base camp and we are all happy to be here!  Kay, Joe, Ron, Ray C., Sam, Stacie, Willie and I arrived today. A few of the climbers, Ray B., Javier, Eric, and Dean arrived yesterday with Lhama Jungmu (9th time summiter!) at base camp.  Our base camp had been established two weeks ago by our Sherpa team.  We feel we have the best spot at base camp.  We are 5 minutes from the icefall where the route starts and perched above the other camps to allow for privacy.  We have equipped out dinning tent with electricity and a heater.  We also have a hot water heater for hot showers.  For the next couple days we be making our base camp home for the next 6 weeks.

Our trekking team is doing well.  Ray C. Stacie, Sam and Ron climbed to the top of Kala Pattar, 18,500 feet yesterday.  For most of them this was their highest elevation hiked.  >From the top of Kala Pattar we were able to get excellent view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, the Khumbu ice fall and Everest Base Camp.  Our trekking team will spend two nights at base camp and then begin their descent back home. 

We are having a wonderful time and wish our family and friends the best from Everest base camp. 

Cheers, Christine

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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