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  SummitClimb Pumori 2005: Dispatch Three and Four


The view down the route on the way to camp 1.

Copyright©Ryan Waters

 

Dear Everest News readers,

The rest of our team arrived today in good health - apart from a little jetlag - and looking forward to the trip!

Our arrivals and a big welcome to:

Veisturs Garda - Latvia

Liga Hartmane - Latvia

Carlis Reihmanis - Latvia

James Duncan - USA

Rex Dougherty - USA

Frazier Keck - USA

Roland Marx - USA

Greg Mills - USA

Matt Vulk - USA

The team spent the afternoon with our Leaders in Training checking through their high altitude equipment and shopping for last minute things. The remainder of our climbing equipment needed for the expedition arrived. We now have a total of 3000 meters of rope, 30 ice screws, 50 snow pickets, and approximately 100 carabiners. All this equipment will soon find a new home on the slopes of Pumori, fixed there by our expert climbing sherpa staff, under the leadership of Jangbu Sherpa.

We are off to have our official expedition dinner now at the wonderful Tibetan restaurant - "Decheling", run by a very friendly lady called Punima. It should be a fun night!

More news tomorrow.

From all of us at Summitclimb.com.

Dispatch 4

Wow! What a night at Decheling! The food was fantastic, company was awesome and the whole team got along famously!! It's going to be a good trip!

Another busy day though today. Our Expedition Leader, Jay spent the entire morning briefing the team thoroughly on the events of the coming days. He covered topics such as the trekking schedule, what to do if confronted by a yak, dos and don'ts whilst on the trail.... All in all, a very informative and entertaining few hours.

The afternoon was filled with more last minute shopping for food, medicines, and equipment. The Leaders in Training again proved very useful by leading various shopping "expeditions" through the winding, narrow streets of Thamel.

We now have our Expedition Permit! Dan, Jay and all the Leaders in Training have just come back from the Tourism Ministry with permit in hand! For now though it's time to pack, as we have a 3 am wake up call tomorrow morning!!!

We'll send some more news in a few days from the Khumbu!

All the best, and thank you for following our expedition, from all of us at Summitclimb.com.

Dispatches

 

 

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