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  Mt. Everest 2005: Four Friends To Climb Everest For A Cure: bad weather and snow has crusted over the Lhotse Face


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Update: May 6: I finally make it back into Base Camp and its good to see all the team members again.  John Gray is a bit sick to the stomach but everyone for the most part is back and ready for action.  We are all now sitting out some bad weather and snow that has crusted over the Lhotse Face, making any progress for any teams pretty much impossible for the next few days.  Our forecast doesn't look any better and though our short trip down valley was a great success in terms of getting morale back up and getting our fitness back a bit, the forecast bears on us as we may have to wait a good deal of time before moving again for our summit push.  This is the part of the expedition where the team members, Sherpas and other expeditions are all on hold and mold mode, and it can get a bit monotonous.  Hopefully it clears and we are at least glad that there were no fatalities in the avalanche.

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