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  Mt. Everest 2005: Four Friends To Climb Everest For A Cure: Our camp used to be in the glacial depressions at the top of the ice fall, news has it, these are filled in


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Update: may 3: After all the emotional issues involving the incidents in the Ice Fall, our team decided to take a break and head down to lower terra ferma.   John, Chuck, Dan, and I (Rob) decide to go down to Lobuche to rest up and eat some food in a heated tea house.

We find a release being around other people (mostly trekkers) and befriend a few along the way.  Lobuche, use to be known as Dustbowlche, for its locale in a windy and dry and mostly remote area, now hosts around 4-5 tea houses and the one we stay in is pretty  nice.  I get a shower and am clean for another few days.  The shower is almost a real one, the water is hot there is a real water system, and its a nice departure from our more spartan arrangement up in Base Camp.  We have some good meals and some good conversation with the people we meet.

may 4: we have another rest day down in Lobuche, some of us hike (Chuck and Dan) others rest and read and eat and eat.  I have scrambled eggs and french toast for breakfast, eat two tubes of Pringles, 4 candy bars, a plate of chowmein noodles, soup, have fried rice and veggie dumblings and a piece of cake for all the day's foods.  John G. eats as much and my sleep improves to almost a solid 5 hours at a time.  There are are rumors that there has been a large avalanche at  Camp One or Two. We are a bit apprehensive but know sometimes things get exaggerated. 

may 5: Most of the team members trek from Lobuche to Base Camp, I decide to stop off and stay a night in Gorak Shep for sleep.  There is news trickling down from Base Camp that Camp One has been wiped out and there are injuries.  I get more details and indeed, Camp One was hit by an avalanche with 6 injuries, one person had to be brought down in a litter while the other were rescued and were able to self-evacuate down the ice-fall with the assistance with a multi-team effort of Sherpas and climbers.  Thankfully none of our team members were affected, but we did lose three tents, food supplies and some personal gear.  Our camp used to be in the glacial depressions at the top of the ice fall, news has it, these are filled in and we can now just walk across them for the most part.  There is a new debris area and to say the least, the events of the last week have been a bit harrowing for all of those here.

Dispatches

 

Rob Chang Everest Climber, author and motivational speaker. To book Rob e-mail

 
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