3 man Singapore
Expedition without oxygen expedition (Climbers
Robert Goh, Lim Kim
Boon and Edwin Siew)
After resting several days at
Camp 2 to recover from the avalanche ordeal, Robert and Edwin climbed to Camp
3 this morning. They were met by howling 100kph winds and spindrift that blew
snow into the tent, their rucksacks and clothes.
The snow covered their tent
and filled the insides as well, and they had to clean it out before they could
climb in and shelter from the elements. "The winds here are epic," Robert
reported on the walkie. "I don't know if our tent will withstand this beating.
If it collapses during the night, we may have to evacuate."
By late afternoon, the winds
were beating the tents so hard they could not hear the walkie transmission
from BC. If this continues, their ascent to South Col the next morning may be
Meanwhile, team mate Kim Boon
left Base Camp at 5.10am for Camp 2. After many days resting and eating well
at BC, he was feeling strong. After a day's rest, he will climb to Camp 3 and
beyond to acclimatise.
Crossing the Khumbu Icefall, Nepal
National University of Singapore
2005 Everest Expedition team. Click the picture
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