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  SummitClimb Everest  Expedition 2005: The team will stay on the south col tonight


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.

 

Update: Dear EverestNews.com and readers of EverestNews.com,  Thanks for your very kind help in helping us to tell the story of our SummitClimb.com Everest expedition. Arnold just radioed to say that the team will stay on the south col tonight, and begin their descent on the morning of 6 June. Everyone is well, and they have plenty of oxygen. Thank you very much for reading this dispatch and for your kind wishes and support of the team. Yours Sincerely from all of us at SummitClimb.com

 

Update: 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

 

Earlier Update: SummitClimb.com Everest Dispatch, 5 June, 0950 am, Nepal Time

 

Arnold 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

the team's 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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