Hello Everest News. This is Steven Maginelle, member of the SummitClimb
Everest-Tibet 2007 Expedition. After an amazing trip over the Tibetan Plateau
we arrived at Base Camp the 5th of April. Weather was extremely good these
days, with a lot of awesome pictures as a result. These first days at 5,200
meters are quite hard for most of us. Some seem to have no problems yet. Some
people need some time to get used to the altitude, but today everybody looks
and acts much better.
Today early in the morning we ran down to the Monastery to have the Puja
ceremony which was followed by a lovely hour of caving and scrambling around
the monastery. Actually, we had the opportunity to visit the Lama’s hiding
place during the Chinese occupation. I’m enjoying every moment till now and
wish all of my colleague climbers the best for the next few weeks.
Summitclimb Everest North Tibet 2007
Hello everyone! Thank you for following our expedition. This is
Ben Stuckey reporting for the Summitclimb Everest North
2007 team. We are currently in Nyalam, Tibet situated at the base of the
Tibetan Plateau at 12,100'or 3800m. Since our last report the entire Everest
North team has made our way from Kathmandu and we have entered Tibet/China.
The border crossing from Nepal into Tibet/China went very well and there were
no major problems. Some of our members were still missing baggage that never
arrived in Kathmandu. The great news is that all missing luggage and climbing
gear has made it safely to us here in Nyalam.
Today was a rest and acclimitization day so myself and a few
other members went for a stroll up to 14,300'or 4400m where we caught our
first glimpse of Shishapangma the 14th highest peak in the world standing just
over 8000 meters high. The plan for the next few days is for the team to
travel across the Tibetan Plateau to the small town of Tingri located at
14,100'or 4200m. We will spend 2 days there so as to allow our bodies to adapt
to the increasingly thin air. From there we will finish the final portion of
the 1st stage of our journey to climb Mount Everest. We will slowly make our
way to basecamp located at 17300'or 5200m. We will send our next dispatch from
there in 3 days time. Every team member is doing well, feeling great and
having fun. Thank you for following our climb to the
top of the world.
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