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May

5/29/2007

Namche Bazaar May 30, 2007 Reflections re Summit Day and my Miracle Camera As promised I am putting together my thoughts regarding Everest summit day and the amazing recovery of my Canon camera. Before beginning my report, I want to publicly thank my wonderful wife, Sharon, for transcribing and posting my reports over the last […]


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May

5/28/2007

Namche Bazaar May 28, 2007 Namaste: Terry and I are in Nasmche Bazaar staying at the “Yeti Mountain Home”-a “luxury” hotel. “Luxury” because there is a shower in the room. $40 per night, which includes dinner. Can you believe those outrageously high prices? The trek from Pamboche to Namche was great fun. Everything is lush […]


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May

5/27/2007

The correct e-mail address for letting us know if you plan to attend the slide show is [email protected] You do not need to reply to the notice on my website or the e-invitation if you will not be attending. We just want to get a head count for purposes of setting up the seating arrangements […]


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May

5/27/2007

Pangboche May 27, 2007 Namaste, Yesterday began with the evacuation of Paul by helicopter from Base Camp. Paul left his tent and had breakfast at Base Camp and we then walked him down to the helipad which, of course, is just a pile of rocks on a flat top. He was on oxygen the entire […]


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May

5/26/2007

Everest Base Camp May 26, 2007 Namaste, The computers are still not up and running, so I cannot send a report of my reflections on summit day and the miracle recovery of my camera, which fell 3000 feet down the Lhotse face. So I thought I would bring you up to date with the latest […]


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May

5/25/2007

Costa Mesa May 23, 2007 10 PM Bill is safe and at Camp II. After I have said that NO WAY would Bill ever try to climb Everest again, I got a call tonight from him telling me that the reason he hadn’t called was because he was busy organizing a second attempt!! He wanted […]


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May

5/23/2007

Costa Mesa May 23, 2007 10 PM Bill is safe and at Camp II. After I have said that NO WAY would Bill ever try to climb Everest again, I got a call tonight from him telling me that the reason he hadn’t called was because he was busy organizing a second attempt!! He wanted […]


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May

5/23/2007

Costa Mesa May 23, 2007 1:45 PM Hello, I have not heard again from Bill. We are waiting. I know he was very tired and we are anxious to hear that he has made it safely further down the mountain. Yesterday Dan Mazur reported on Everestnews.com that Terry and his Sherpa summited at 9:00 AM […]


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May

5/22/2007

Costa Mesa, CA May 21, 2007 7:52 AM I just received a phone call from Bill. He is at Camp 4 and he is fine. They arrived back at Camp 4 a little over an hour ago. He got within 200 ? of the summit, but was afraid he would not be able to make […]


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May

5/21/2007

Everest Camp IV May 21, 2007 (6:52 AM PDT) Namaste, The four of us are crammed in a small tent before we make our move to the summit. The move from Camp III to Camp IV was huge. It was straight up the Lhotse face. The oxygen was a huge help. Now we are resting […]