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Just in! Live base camp high wind video
09:20 a.m. EDT May 4, 2003
Bill Crouse and his Adventure Consultants team just sent through video and a picture from base camp less than 2 hours old. Winds have been ravaging Mount Everest this weekend.

Reports are coming in of tents being destroyed by the high winds - 23 tents in Camp I, 6200m, and 15 tents in Camp III, 7200m.

As the team descended from Camp II, 6800m, they encountered winds in excess of 60 mph - both in the Western Cwm below Camp II, and in the icefall, below Camp I.

Despite many tents being destroyed throughout the mountain, there are no reports of any deaths on Everest.

Image and video courtesy of our friends at Adventure Consultants

The Adventure Consultants team just returned to base camp from an acclimatization trip up to Camp II, and up towards Camp III. They were one of the few teams who were up high on Everest this weekend.

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