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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Hello friends, family and loved ones...


Update: May 11 Pheriche
    
Hello friends, family and loved ones,

Ah, what a fine relaxing day it has been. Located at 14,143 ft Pheriche is a windy little village nestled between Himalayan giants. We opted to spend an extra day here when Lakpa radioed that the winds were high at base camp. Our three weather reports confirm wind for the next several days so we are in no rush to get back to the mountain. We are enjoying the thick oxygen rich air here and made the best of it by spending much of the day eating and sleeping. Dave led Ron, Tony and Nigel over the hill to Chukkung for a good view of Lhotse. On their way back they witnessed the birth of a colt (yes it is that time of the year). That was enough to motivate all of us to go see. As small and delicate as it was, None of us wanted to be it's mom. Baby was at least 35 pounds and all legs.

As you may suppose with all the reading, card playing and knitting going on we are well rested and ready to head back and climb. Everyone is healthy and in good spirits and our Sherpas are busy preparing our high camp. So now we are pondering the weather reports intently...trying to divine the right time to move up. To soon and we risk frostbite and hypothermia, to late and we could miss our opportunity entirely. All of our patience and experience will now be needed to make the right decision. But that's what makes this an adventure. So, please stay tuned for our next exciting report from Loboche.

Hugs and Kisses,
Vern Tejas

Dispatches

Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge route.

GUIDE STAFF (BIOS)

Lakpa Rita Sherpa
Senior Guide & Sirdar

Vern Tejas
Senior Guide

Willi Prittie
Senior Guide

Dave Morton
Senior Guide

Jose Luis Peralvo
Senior Guide

Ellie Henke
Base Camp Manager
CLIMBERS

Nigel Clark

Esther Colwill

Ron Farb

Kevin Grant

Cathy Groninger

Kent Groninger

Mostafa Mahmoud

Jeanne Stawiecki

Dianette
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Tony Van Marken

David Liano

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