Archive May. 2011

18
May

The Fierce Howling Wind

Click here to download…Written report translated from audio report: “Hello, it’s Bill Burke calling from Camp 2. We’re facing the full fury of the mountain fighting back. I just thought I would call and let you hear what the wind sounds like on Mount Everest. When the wind dies down I’ll call back and give […]

17
May

A Hard Climb to the North Col

Click here to download… Written report translated from audio report: “Namaste Everyone It is May 18 and I am now parked at the North Col, it’s a little lower than 23,000 feet. Yesterday we moved up from ABC finally to the North Col. We decided to move yesterday rather than the day before because we […]

15
May

Moving Up

Click here to download…Written report translated from audio report: “Namaste Family and Friends- It’s Bill Burke from Advanced Base Camp, May 15. Things have taken a turn for the better. The Chinese have decided based on the weather reporting good for May 18, 19 and 20 and they will probably fix it (the lines) on […]

13
May

Waiting on the Fixed Lines

Click here to download…Written report translated from audio report: “Namaste family and friends! This is Bill Burke from ABC. The weather has been typically erratic and nasty and unpredictable just like last year on the North side. No summits obviously because there’s no lines to the summit. Yesterday my good friend Martin from Ireland, who […]