Vern Tejas fine and headed down to camp 2 after summiting
May 31 Update
Greetings from the Seattle Office. We apologize for the cybercast delay after
Summit Day - the communications equipment has been uncooperative for the past
couple of days. To update you on the team's progress: David, Vern, Chewang and
Thakpee made it safely back to High Camp after their successful summit and
spent the night very tired after summiting from Camp III, a remarkable push.
Today they are headed back down to Camp II, and they should be back into Base
Camp by June 1.
Meanwhile Team II, consisting of Esther, Dannielle, Tony, Dave, Jose Luis, and
Lakpa are moving from Camp III to Camp IV in hopes of improving weather, which
has deteriorated somewhat in the past two days. They are optimistic yet
realistic about the winds abating in the next two days, which is all the time
they will have to attempt the summit and make it back down through the icefall
before the June 5 cut-off date.
It has been a very tough year, weather-wise, and we send all of our good
wishes for calm winds and warmer temperatures for the team as they make their
We expect dispatches to resume from Base Camp in the next 24 hours.
Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave
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team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge
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