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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 […]


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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 […]


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Apr

4/20/2007

Everest Base Camp April 19, 2007 Namaste On April 16, we moved from Everest Base Camp (“EBC”) up through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp I (19,400 feet). We spent the night at Camp I and on April 17 we moved to Camp II (21,500 feet) . Camp II, also known as Advanced Base Camp, will […]


15
Apr

4/15/2007

Namaste: Feeling really good right now since I just took an outdoor shower and shaved. Fresh again as a Himalayan daisy. Two days ago, we climbed again to Pumori advanced base camp and set up camp for an overnight stay. The wind blew like crazy all night, but it was a good acclimatization exercise. Yesterday, […]


12
Apr

4/12/2007

Everest Base Camp April 12, 2007 Namaste, We still have no power at Everest Base Camp, so I’m sending this report by satellite phone. If it seems disorganized, I apologize. On April 7 we trekked from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,300 ft). When we arrived in Gorak it started to snow, so there was no […]


10
Apr

4/10/2007

Everest Base Camp April 10, 2007 Namaste, I haven’t forgotten about you. I have a lengthy report to file, but insufficient battery life on my satellite phone to prepare the report. As soon as our computers and power equipment arrives, which I hope will be today or tomorrow, I will prepare and file a report. […]


06
Apr

4/6/2007

Lobuche April 6, 2007 Namaste, As you move up the mountain from Namche Bazaar, the villages, restaurants and lodges become more and more primitive and there are fewer shops and stores. The weather also becomes much colder. The lodges consist of a dining area, an area for the sherpas to sleep and sleeping rooms for […]


04
Apr

4/4/2007

Pangboche April 4, 2007 Namaste: I suffered my first setback in Namche Bazaar when I came down with altitude sickness on our rest day. The sight of food caused my stomach to do turn flips. Dan Mazur, our trip leader, thinks this might have been caused by the two large pizzas Mark and I ate […]