Update: Hello this is
Christine Boskoff calling from Camp 2. Today is May 31, 2005 - 5:26 a.m. Last
night was a windy night at Camp 4 at 26,000 feet. This morning strong winds
were on the summit and we were all glad we summited the day before. We
descended safely down the Lhotse Face of the South Col for Camp 4. It was
cloudy today with periods of snow. Everyone did their share cleaning up
between Camp 4 and Camp 3, so the Sherpa team may only need to make one or two
more trips up to Camp 1 or 2 to help clear the mountain. We will spend the
night at Camp 2. Tomorrow we plan on leaving early at 5:00 a.m. for Base Camp.
Since the temperatures are becoming warmer, it can be very unsafe moving
through the icefall later in the day. We are all looking forward to Base Camp
and celebrating. We are all having a great time. It is a great group and it is
a pleasure to climb with these guys.
We will write another
dispatch when we get down to Base Camp. We hope everyone is doing well back
home and we say hi to everyone!
Update: A call from Christine at 1:45am this morning. They were at the South
Col resting. Everyone was fine. Depending on how they feel they will head to
Camp 2 today or all the way down.
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.
Update: Hello Everyone!
This morning at
approximately 9:20 AM all members of the Mountain Madness team
summited. Mountain Madness is the first team to reach the summit from the
south side this year. After waiting days for a weather window the team
summited in excellent conditions. They left the South Col last night around
10PM with a strong team of Sherpas breaking trail and fixing ropes as they
climbed. All team members are in good condition.
guys for your perseverance and hard work!
Update: Willie summited at 9.45am, no news on other team
Update: May 29, 2005 – 8:00 a.m. PST
This is Christine Boskoff reporting from the 2005 Mountain
Madness expedition. We are currently at the South Col and will begin our
summit attempt shortly. Everyone is excited we finally get to go for it. We’ll
be checking in throughout the day, so stay posted for more updates.
Update May 29th:
Hello Everyone, The Mountain
Madness team arrived at the South Col this afternoon with all team members
feeling strong and healthy. The team plans to leave around 8PM tonight to
summit Everest early tomorrow morning.
Best of Luck to Willie,
Chris, Dean, and Eric!
Morgan Chessia EBC
That’s it for now. Cheers,
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