Everest current summit push: AA (Balcony?), Jagged Globe, Gavin, Jamie, Duncan, MM|
May 29, 2005 19: 02 EST
Alpine Ascents (South): "Dispatches
May 30 Summit Night 4:00am
Hello from Everest Base Camp,
It's plenty cold here in base camp right now so I imagine it's really cold up on the mountain. As expected, we haven't heard anything from the climbers since they left the South Col last night. In previous years the teams have been somewhere near the balcony or a little above at this time of the morning, so we hope that's the case with these climbers as well. Here in basecamp we see lights and hear noises from other camps who are also up all night tracking their cimbers. Otherwise it's pretty quiet. "
Jagged Globe (South/North): "Our South Col expedition are hoping to summit on Monday 30 May. The North Ridge Expedition are still looking at the first couple of days of June."
Jamie, Project Himalaya (North): "28 May - the second summit push begins. Moe left for North Col this morning at 11am, I (Jamie) will leave after posting this. We plan to spend two nights up there then move to 7700m, 8000m, and the summit. Currently Duncan and Julian are at the North Col relaxing, tomorrow they will head up to 7900m, the summit on the 30th, probably."
Gavin Bates (South): "Ten hours after Camp 2 ... Gav is at S Col! Incredible climb to this point. Unfortunately he has lost his glasses - but still has his goggles. You can really tell in this message that the lack of oxygen has kicked in - he sounds exhausted! He still set for leaving later for Summit. Good luck Gav!!!"
Mountain Madness (South): "This is Christine Boskoff reporting from the 2005 Mountain Madness expedition. We are currently at the South Col and will begin our summit attempt shortly. Everyone is excited that we finally get to go for it. We’ll be checking in throughout the day, so stay posted for more updates."
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Image of Duncan's (DCXP) live expedition tracker, Contact GEO automated altitude, courtesy of Duncan Chessel.