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  Mt Everest 2005: Australian Rex Pemberton: Summit fever!


Update: Monday 09 May 2005

Today the temptation to leave for the summit is warming my blood, making me nervous and excited. adrenaline in starting to flow, that same adrenaline will be what gives me the strength and endurance to get "summit fever" and we able to move quickly and safely through the death zone to 8848m and back down.

The window is extremely small and it came around in an instant, we have a forecast model predicting what the jet steam is going to do. Two of the four models says it is going to drop to 10 knots on the 14th and 2 say it is going to say blowing at 80-120 knots. It may give us a 24hr window to climb to the roof of the world. It is a tempting window but after a lengthy decision making process I think the window is too small and unpredictable to go up.

If I don't pick the weather right that decision could mean trip over. I have come too far put in too much work to make the wrong decision. As I said I think this mountain for me will also me a test of patience. It is, and I will wait for the right window to summit. However I will also cover all my corners and options so I will pack tomorrow check the forecast at 6am and I could be on my way. The chances are extremely slim, about 3% chance of going. This would mean the Sherpa support team would also be fixing the ropes ahead of us the same day as we are climbing. We would also be the first people climbing to the summit this season. It seems like a long shot so I think I am going to hang back and wait for the two day window. My adrenaline pumps with excitement because those two forecasts could mean that the jet stream is finally moving over the top of Everest and it time to play!

Youngest Australian to climb Mt Everest 2005. Bring it on!! I just can't wait to see what happens!

Cheers Rex

Rex Pemberton is a motivational Speaker also!

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Background

Twenty-year-old Australian Rex Pemberton has a dream. Already an experienced Alpine climber, Rex has set his sights on Mt Everest and hopes to become the youngest Australian to stand atop the world's tallest mountain by summiting in 2005.

By the age of 10 Rex wanted to climb every hill and mountain he could find, by 16 Rex was on an expedition to Bolivia and Peru where he climbed 6,025-meter Mt. Huclca Huclca. In addition he has already climbed on six of the seven continents including famous ascents of Mt. Cook and Mt. Aspiring in New Zealand. He's stood atop Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn and 14 other 4,000-meter peaks in the European Alps.

If things go according to plan and corporate funding falls into place Rex will lead an expedition to Nepal in the spring of next year. It's not a cheap venture, as any Everest veteran will tell you. Rex, who runs his own development company and works with corporate trainers Peak Times, is looking to raise at least $65,000AU for his expedition. It's a venture that Rex believes will pay big dividends for the Australian corporation that funds his expedition. He expects a lot of interest and publicity during his attempt at the Australian record for youngest Everest summiter.

As he works toward completing his dream Rex continues train and maintains a rigorous schedule of running, gym workouts and stair climbing to keep in top shape for the challenge ahead.

 

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