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  Ian and Andy Prentice Mount Everest 2004


Expedition name: Everest 04

Latest News: Dispatch 2. 29th March 2003: Hi all, We are now in Namche Bazaar – a Sherpa hub village approximately 3500m altitude. The weather here is very hot; about 30 degrees C during the day.

Personal information: the team

Ian Prentice age- 26 (27 on 7th April)

Occupation: performance coach (like a management consultant but more focused on personal performance goals in relation to business) Have a fiancé called Ali (will get around to marrying her when I’ve finished climbing mountains)

Andrew Prentice age – 29 (just)

Occupation: electronic security engineer (all aspects of installing, commissioning, servicing electronic security systems) Have a long-term girlfriend called Jo

Jon Briggs age – 38

Occupation: electrical test engineer (he says he works on an oil rig and likes drilling for oil, but we believe he’s in prison and gets out for family visits on good behaviour). Has a long-term girlfriend call Kathryn

Jon is currently in trekking with his girlfriend near Everest base camp in Nepal

Andy and I have been climbing mountains together since we were kids- we started in Wales (UK) then progressed through the Lake District and onto Scotland. 4 years ago we went on our first trip to the French Alps. We climbed Mont Blanc to name but a few. We liked it that much we went back 3 times that year and have been twice per year since climbing a range of peaks including the Matterhorn in winter.

For years we have dreamed of climbing big mountains with Everest being the main goal. We set about gaining the experience needed to take on an expedition to Everest from the North.

In 2002 we climbed Ama Dablam as team members with Dan Mazur. This is where we met the third member of our expedition Jon Briggs. We all got on together and shared the summit together. We really enjoyed the experience and found Dan to be a great guy. As soon as we got back to the UK we started planning the expedition. We sent PowerPoint presentations and letters to a range of companies both related and non-related to mountaineering. We had a positive response from a number of companies ranging from builders, tent manufacturers, and private investors, a medical group and a kitchen manufacturer. We would like to mention the sponsors on a footnote at the bottom of the dispatches (if that’s allowed and possible for you guys).

The expedition: As mentioned above we have been planning Everest for a couple of years. We decided that we wanted climb from the North and wanted to be as independent as possible. (Knowing that we would need help with obtaining the permit and logistics from Nepal and Tibet)

Dan provided the perfect solution for us in the form of his basic service expeditions. He has arranged our permit, transport to Chinese base camp and 1 climbing Sherpa and Tibetan porter. The rest is up to us…

Our sponsors have been really good to us. Most of our clothing is RAB our tents Force ten, our boots Boreal, our food wayfarer and our oxygen summit oxygen (from the UK – same system as you guys)

Although we are not doing the climb for a charity – we do support the CHILDREN with LEUKEMIA. We have set ourselves a target for raising £50000 within 6 months. With the help of our sponsor T & F electronics we have made a personal £5000 donation. There is a link on our website through to the charity where people can make donations via a secure credit card page and see how much money we have raised so far.

Dispatch 1 – 25th March 2004 is here.

 

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