Category 'Mountaineering'

29
Apr

4/29/2007

Everest Base Camp April 29, 2007 Namaste: The death of Dawa Sherpa on the Lhotse Face was a stunning and sad blow to everyone on the mountain. We arrived just after it happened, and one of our group helped bury him in the snow. They brought his body down the mountain yesterday and a helicopter […]

26
Apr

4/26/2007

I received a recorded phone message from Bill in the night. Here is what he said: It’s Bill calling from Camp 2 and there has been a terrible accident on the Lhotse face, which is where I was headed today. A Sherpa from one of the other teams fell to his death. We don’t know […]

25
Apr

4/25/2007

Hello, Bill just called from Camp 2. He reported they went up again through Khumba Icefall and stayed at camp 1, then went on to Camp 2 two nights ago. Took a little hike yesterday. It was early morning when he called and today will climb to Camp 3, which is not set up yet […]

22
Apr

4/22/2007

Everest Base Camp April 22, 2007 Namaste The rock piles are white! Yesterday afternoon, we had an unexpected snowstorm and EBC is covered with snow. Nice change. In order to keep our bodies in shape and give us something to do, Mark, Bruce and I hiked back down to Gorak Shep and had a nice […]