update, 25 march, 2006 (second update for today): Rescuers making progress
update (second update for today): 4:00 pm 25 March:
Dennis and Richard and Jonas
are in camp 1, heading down to ABC.
The rest of the team are
carrying Lakpa Chiri and Tenzing down to ABC now. The rescuers seem to be
making slow but steady progress.
It seems everyone may stay in
ABC tonight and come down to Basecamp tomorrow. The injured people seem to be
in stable condition and everyone else seems ok.
The weather is still holding;
that's very good for the rescue effort.
We will update you with more
news as soon as possible.
Our thoughts and support go
to Dennis, Lakpa, and Tenzing and the rescue team and also to the families,
loved ones, friends and colleagues of the climbers. Dan Mazur
update, 25 march, 2006: Difficult Rescue
update: 1:00 am 25 March: Dennis and Richard and Jonas are in camp 2. There is
something wrong with Dennis' ankle. He cannot walk on it, but apparently he is
mobile and he can crawl. The three plan to descend at first light.
The bulk of
the team are in camp 1. It took 14 hours to bring the two injured sherpas
down. Everyone is very tired and resting for tomorrow's descent to basecamp.
Sherpa is unable to walk, with bad injuries to both legs.
Sherpa is also unable to walk with bad injuries to his hip and
Tony and Amanda are in basecamp.
information mentioned above about the three climbers: Dennis, Lakpa Chiri, and
Tenzing, everyone else is ok.
This is a
very difficult rescue.
the weather is good with no wind and clear skies.
thoughts and support go to the rescue team and also to the families, loved,
ones, friends and colleagues of the climbers.
EverestNews.com, I have just received worrisome news that there has been an
accident on Friday, 24 March between camp 2 (6500 metres) and the summit of
Pumori (7216 metres).
accident apparently involved three people who were roped together. Apparently,
there was a crevasse and someone may have slipped, pulling the others in. I am
very sorry about the vagueness of this information, but will tell you more as
soon as we learn it.
people were injured:
in alphabetical order:
Jönsson from Uppsala, Sweden;
Sherpa from Kurima, Nepal;
Sherpa from Okhladunga, Nepal.
to reports, Dennis has an injured ankle, Lakpa Chiri an injured leg, and
Tenzing an injured shoulder and hip.
All of the
other team members are ok.
Our team is
transporting the injured parties down to Camp 1 now.
like to express our concern for the injured people, our team members who are
helping to rescue them, and for those family members, loved ones, and
colleagues of those on the mountain.
email you with further information as soon as we receive it.
very much for publishing this dispatch.
Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com
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