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
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.
again to EverestNews.com for your support of Himalayan mountaineering and for
covering our SummitClimb.com 2005 season.
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!
very much. Yours Sincerely, from all of us at SummitClimb.com
We plan to pack our equipment
today, and begin our trek out on the 8th June.
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