Update 5/14/2005: Call
from Camp 1 Friday May 13, sunset. Beautiful view of Everest, light wind. 12
members of the Monterosa expedition are still working the mountain, including
Mr. MacIntyre from South Africa and his sherpa. Jocelyn Dufour and Nick
Nielsen are at Camp 1 this evening. They have already slept at Camp 2 during
their previous acclimatization climb, and are hoping to go to Camp 3 and
possibly higher as the weather and all the other factors permit. Vincent
Waters is following them by one or two days, and will continue to share camp
with them. The wait at Base Camp was long, climbers are excited to be moving.
Let's keep our fingers crossed
Update 4/21/2005: message
yesterday from ABC (Thursday morning Tibet Time): On April 21st, Jocelyn
Dufour and Nick Nielsen (and possibly others) are making their way up to camp
1 (7000m) to spend the night. They plan to explore the route to camp 2
(7500m) on April 22 and descend to ABC, then BC for a rest.
Update 4/14/2005: This group of independent climbers which includes the
Greenland Everest expedition (Mr. Nick Nielsen) is moving up the mountain
along with the rest of them.
China Base Camp, Thursday April
7, 7:30am, Very little snow at BC. Leaving for Middle Camp after breakfast.
Everyone is acclimatizing well.
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