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  Mt. Everest 2005: Now What? Can anyone say June!


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One climber on the sat phone last night "I am staying until August if I have too to summit this mountain." [Maybe he can get the Tibetans to adopt him!]

Our forecaster who correctly called the "Summit window of 2005" about 2 weeks in advance, says between now and the 28th very high winds starting on Sunday/Monday depending on how you define high winds. Yes maybe a Willie, or strong Sherpas could summit, but not the rest of us!

So look for the tension to build, some to go home and some to stay...

It is possible the Chinese that are up high on the North right tonight. More rope is fixed. The wind speed tonight should be about 35-40mph range. Sunday does not look as bad as before, but they had better be strong and quick....

On the South, we hear a small Koreans team plans to make a move up tonight..

It looks like the hammer is going to come in Monday now... So if anyone summits they better get down fast...........

 

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