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  Mt. Everest 2005: Mountain Madness Expedition: Last night we slept at camp 3, finally! 


 

Update: May 13th, 2005

Hi Everyone!

Last night we slept at camp 3, finally!  After several attempts going to camp 3, the weather Gods finally allowed us our goal.  We had a beautiful sunset with clouds below us and 8000-meter peak, Cho Oyu, in the distance at our 7400 meter camp. Our night was windless.  Everyone felt fine and had a good night for their first time at camp 3. We prepared an early dinner of Chicken Casserole before retiring into our sleeping bags for the night.

We left camp 3 by 8 a.m. for base camp.  The winds picked up on our descent, but by the time we reached camp 2 we were roasting from the sun.  At camp 2 our cook Mila made us fried chicken and cinnamon rolls.  We then made our way down the western cwm and through the icefall.  Lakpa Sherpa greeted us with Coke a Cola before we reached base camp.  We all agree it is good to be back home.  We took showers and enjoyed another good meal.

Now we are ready for our summit attempt.  It's now up to the weather Gods when we will go back up. 

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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