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  SummitClimb Mt. Everest 2005 Tibet: Everest Summiter Ryan Waters LIVE from Mt Everest: 8 on the Summit for SUMMITCLIMB!


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Eight up to the summit and Eight down from the Summit to high camp or below... Update: This is Ryan Waters checking in with good news for the SummitClimb team on May 21st.  I'm reporting in from Camp 1 in my luxury office here where I've been monitoring our summit team for the past 24 hours.  I'm pleased to announce that SummitClimb has put 8 people on the summit of Everest.  And more importantly, they're all back down the mountain in various locations, either Camp 3, Camp 2, or I even just saw, believe it or not, one of my Tibetan climbers Pasang walk by Camp 1 at 9:30 at night and he's feeling ok.

So the news-here are the people that have summitted at various times between 11am and roughly 2-3pm Chinese time on the 21st.  I'll get it more specific later on when I talk to my staff members.  Mr. Neal Jing from the U.S., a Chinese American, has summitted, Pasang Tsering, from Tibet, Jangbu Sherpa, our Sirdar, Penba Tsering from Tibet, Luda Tsering from Tibet, Mr. Magnus Flock from Sweden, Furtenji Sherpa from Nepal, and Zemba Ang Babu Sherpa from Nepal.  So 8 people.

 

Mr. Fredrick Strang made a huge effort, reached above the Second Step, decided to make a very wise decision and turned around due to very cold feet and hands.  I think he made a smart choice.  He's ok, he's back down in Camp 3 sleeping.  We also fixed rope, our Sirdar at least two of our other staff carried rope from our camp and possibly some from the communal rope, I'm not sure exactly the specifics yet.  But they did fix rope quite a bit of the way from the First Step to the Summit Pyramid.  That's all for now.  We're expecting bad weather tomorrow.  We're trying to get everyone down and get our highest camps down the mountain to beat the bad weather tomorrow that's supposed to be on it's way.  That's it from here.  The luxurious life of Everest climbers, I'm about to sleep with the luxury of a hot water bottle and a frozen snickers.  OK, we'll check in when we have more, goodnight everyone.

Update: Magnus Flock and Neal Jing from the USA has summited Mt Everest along with 6 Sherpas/Tibetans. All are at Camp 3 or below. Fredrick Strang attempted the mountain but had to turn back above the Second Step. Ryan Waters, expedition leader, send his Climbing Sirdar Jangbu Sherpa ahead with 2 other staff members (Sherpas or Tibetans) from SummitClimb and a Nepalese Sherpas from another team to fix ropes ahead of the climbers...

Jangbu Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar

Dawa Sherpa

Pema Rinji Sherpa

Ang Babu Sherpa

Furtenji Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa, Head Cook

 

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

Dispatches

 

 

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