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  SummitClimb Everest  Expedition 2005: 3 summits, and 3 down safe


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: SummitClimb.com dispatch, 7 June, 2005, Team has returned to basecamp

 

Dear EverestNews.com, I am writing to you from 5300 metre Everest-Lhotse basecamp. Our SummitClimb teams and Sherpas are now returned to basecamp. They are all healthy, and a little tired. We would like to congratulate them on their successful ascent of Everest. Also, we would like to send our condolences to another team who tragically lost one of their  members at approximately 8500 metres during summit day. We had climbed with their team member before, on previous expedition, and we knew him to be a strong and kind person, and we send our sincere condolences to the climber's family and the team, in their moment of sorrow. We are so sorry.

 

Thanks again to EverestNews.com for your support of Himalayan mountaineering and for covering our SummitClimb.com 2005 season.  

Also, strong thanks to all family, friends, colleagues, and the entire

mountaineering community, for their support and kind thoughts. We could not have done it without you!

 

Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely, from all of us at SummitClimb.com

 

P.S. We plan to pack our equipment today, and begin our trek out on the 8th June.

 

Dispatches

 

 

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