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  Mt. Everest 2007: SummitClimb Tibet Everest 2007:  Phil reporting in


 Phil and Ben reports in for the expedition

Two separate live reports

This is Phil Crampton reporting for the SummitClimb Everest-Tibet Expedition. Yesterday, April 8, Yun Dan, Gongga, and myself made a carry to the North Col. I should rephrase that. I actually didn’t make it. My crampon broke at the foot of the Col and I think that the Tibetan Sherpas think it was a purposefully wardrobe malfunction. Anyway, the two Tibetan Sherpas continued up the Col and cached the tent site.

Presently, there’s only the Chinese established at Camp 1, and we should all begin in a couple of days in carrying more tents. The wind it is very strong and especially cold here at ABC. This left us unable to erect tents at ABC as we were afraid we would be without them on our next trip to the North Col. Arnold and the rest of the group have left Base Camp this morning, and should be spending the next two evenings at the Interim Camp, IBC. Our Sherpa Sirdar, Jangbu, he should be arriving at ABC today, so I think on the 11th we should have the group all as one again. We will report more in a few days.

This is Ben Stuckey with the 2007 SummitClimb Everest-Tibet Expedition. Today is our fifth day in the mountains and our first day above Base Camp. We started the day with a great breakfast at Base Camp and then we packed our bags and left for Intermediate Base Camp located at 5800 meters or 19,000 feet. The hike today had us following the glacial moraine and a beautiful pine valley into Intermediate Base Camp. As we got higher and higher, the rock and debris covered glacier gave way to beautiful ice seracs jutting out of the ice, sometimes up to 18 meters or 60 feet tall.

After a hike of 11 kilometers, or around 7 miles, we established our camp with the summit of Everest looming ever closer. All but two members made the move to Intermediate Base Camp today, as they wanted to have just one more day at Base Camp to improve acclimatization. Hopefully they will be able to join us here tomorrow. The plan is to spend two full days here at Intermediate Base Camp before tackling the final 11 kilometers or 7 miles, so we can all move to Advanced Base Camp at 6400 meters, or 21,000 feet. Who knows what the next few days will bring, but one thing’s for sure. We’re now camped on the lower slopes of Everest, the highest peak on Earth. Until next time, thanks for following our quest to reach the top of the world. Bye bye.

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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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