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  Mt. Everest 2005: Big Green Everest Expedition: Summits Reported


 

Update Camp 3 - Thursday, June 2, 9:00 PM (Climb Day 53)

Via Sat phone from Greg: BGE summited 9:30 AM Nepal time on June 2. The team started their traverse from Camp 3 to the Northeast Ridge at 11:30 PM, June 2 Nepal time. Ten hours later, at 9:30 AM, they made the Summit. The technical climbing was more difficult than expected, but did not give them any particular problem. Weather was clear, sunny, warmer (nearly 0 F), but windy.  The view from the Summit was "Awesome". They stayed for a little less than a half hour.  Even though winds became gusty, their descent through the Steps was smooth and measured.  Below the First Step exhaustion and dehydration hit, they moved slowly and rested often.  Once below the Northeast Ridge Ang Mingma moved ahead and prepared warm drinks. They arrived back at Camp 3 at 3:40 PM for a respectable climb time of 16 hours.  All are in good shape, but exhausted. They have extra oxygen and will rest the night at Camp 3 before moving down to ABC in the morning.  Details of climb promised soon.

Many thanks to BGE Sherpas Ang Mingma and Mingma Dorjee for taking good care of the guys and keeping them safe.

This report is filed by Wm Protz.

Dispatches

BIG GREEN EVEREST EXP (USA)  
Leaving for Tibet on 5-Apr  
CLIMBING MEMBERS CLIMBING SHERPAS
Mr. Daniel David Protz Mr. Ang Mingma Sherpa
Mr. Gregory Peter Vadasdi Mr. Mingma Dorjee Sherpa

 

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