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  Mt. Everest 2005: Jocelyn Dufour is an Everest summiter and he has a great story...


Jocelyn Dufour

Jocelyn Dufour attempted the summit of Everest with the large group on the May 21st. Jocelyn started the day at 3am on May 21, with Nick Nielsen and Matthew Hood. Matt climbing with Jocelyn had some (Poisk) oxygen problems and had to turn around at the Second step. Matt also reported no fixed ropes at the Second Step. (This is according to Matt phone call to his family.) Nick Nielsen another memeber of the expedition, also had some oxygen (Poisk) problems.

Jocelyn did not turn around. He waited at the Second Step that day, rather than turn around. Jocelyn then summited at 10am on May 21 (His wife's birthday!!).

 

"He did mention the wait at the second step due to the ropes being fixed that day. He felt good going up, and spent the night at 8300m before reaching Camp 1 the next day. He is at ABC right now." his wife Annie

 

Jocelyn is at ABC and well!

 

A clearer picture of Summit Day is beginning to evolve as these first hand reports come in. This also explains how all of these climbers got separated...

 

To continue the "story" of Jocelyn: There was some concern on the location of Jocelyn from the mountain, after he summited. Now we understand why, in that they climbers were separated, during the  Summit attempts. And we have learned another very interesting piece of information. A climber looking for Marko, looked inside a tent, the climber saw Jocelyn in the tent "not moving". The climber took pictures of him, assuming he was dead, however the Canadian was only sound asleep in his tent at 8300, tired from his journey up the mountain. So now you know more, and how rumors can start on the moutain.

 

The Indian Air Force Expedition and Martin Minarik helped confirm that Jocelyn was fine... Others also helped! Thank YOU Everest climbers for helping !!

 

Jocelyn Dufour is now an Everest Summiter. And it sounds like he will have a great story to tell to the world!

His story in his own words is here.

 

 

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