Here is a photo of a piece
of a helicopter rotor that rained down upon our basecamp, after the crash.
It is several metres long and weighs about 17 kilos.
Luckily it did not injure
someone when it fell. In the photo are some of our
staff and leader Shane
Edmonds; all of whom ran from the helicopter crash
and the raining debris.
They Summited 5 June, 2005,
10:00 am . Arnold radioed from the South Col at mid-day to report that our
team of one climber and two Sherpas summited at 10:00 am. Arnold reports that
they are on their way down to the South Col now and we will check their
progress during a 14:00 radio call. Congratulations to the team and thanks to
all of those who have assisted and leant their support. Thank you very much.
Yours Sincerely, from SummitClimb.com
Dispatch, 5 June, 0950 am, Nepal Time
Coster just called in to basecamp on the 9:00 am radio call. He was calling
from the south col at 8000 metres. Our SummitClimb team reached 8500 metres at
4:00 am. Arnold was not feeling well, so descended to the South Col. He is now
feeling better and resting on oxygen in the high camp. He said he is doing
fine. The rest of our team carried on towards the summit. They radioed Arnold
at 06:15 am, and the team said they were 3 hours below the summit. Arnold, on
his 09:00 am radio call to us here in basecamp, mentioned that the weather on
the south col is currently windy and clear, but their are clouds above 8500
metres on Everest. We will up date you on
progress, as we have a further radio call with Arnold at mid day, Nepal time.
We wish the team all the best of safety and luck. Thank you very much for
reading this, and for your kind and considerate support, Yours Sincerely, from
SummitClimb.com , Everest basecamp.
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