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  SummitClimb Mt. Everest 2005 Tibet: Ryan Waters reporting in LIVE from Mt Everest


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Update: This is Ryan Waters calling for the SummitClimb Mount Everest Expedition in Tibet, May 15, afternoon here at Advance Base Camp.  Initially we had a few members that were thinking of going for a summit attempt around the 18th, but we've been experiencing very strong winds on the mountain and there's not much going on above Camp 2 at this moment with any team.  So, we're pushing back our summit attempt dates just a bit.  The weather reports we're getting are suggesting winds upwards to 80 kilometers per hour near the summit for the next few days.  We're going to hold back and start looking more at the 20th and thereafter.  We're getting some reports of maybe some good weather the 21st through the 25th so we're going to take a couple of days here just to relax.  I've pulled Jangbu our Sirdar and our Tibetan climbers down off the mountain today so that they can take a rest.  We still have some work to do in regards to putting up the remaining portion of our Camp 2 and any of Camp 3 at this point.  Basically we're being limited by the strong winds on the mountain.  But, we're looking hopefully for the early 20's for maybe doing some summit attempts.   We'll keep you updated as soon as we know more.  All members will be at ABC today.  We have three members here now and the other two are arriving some time this afternoon.

We'll all be safe here at ABC for the next few days.  We'll check back in as soon as we know more.  Thanks again for all your support, and we'll talk to you later, goodbye.

Below is an updated list of our Tibetan staff: Special thanks to the Tibet

Guide School:

Tibetan Climbers:

Pasang

Penba

Wangdu

Luda

 

Tibetan Kitchen Staff:

Sange

Pubu Tseren

Danzeng Tsewang

Chamba

Below is our expedition list.

Dispatches

Steve Poulsen, Climber, USA

Bob Guthrie, Climber, USA

Neal Jing, Climber, USA

Fredrick Strang, Climber, Sweden

Magnus Flock, Climber, Sweden

Rikard Mansson, Climber, Sweden

Ryan Waters, Expedition Leader, USA

 

Jangbu Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar

Dawa Sherpa

Pema Rinji Sherpa

Ang Babu Sherpa

Furtenji Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa, Head Cook

 

3 Tibetan Climbers

1 Tibetan Cook

2 Tibetan cookboys

(we will meet our Tibetan Staff in Tingri)

 

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