June 1 Summit Team at
Apologies to everyone in cyberland for dropping the ball on summit night. I
had been awake forever and ever and we agreed that I could go to sleep while
someone else would send in the final cybercast when everyone got back to the
South Col. Dave had the equipment for sending it, but they had just arrived at
Camp 3 and it just slipped through the cracks. So, sorry about that.
The climbers did get back to the South Col safely, arriving around 4:00 pm.
They had a bit of a rough night, with the wind blowing and Vern having some
breathing difficulties. David describes gusts of wind blowing the sides of the
tent in, making it hard to sleep even after the exhausting effort of going to
the summit. So they were glad to get out of there in the morning and head down
to Camp 2.
Today both Vern and David arrived in Base Camp by late morning, while Chewang
and Thapkee stayed at Camp 2 to help bring loads down from Camp 4. David
enjoyed a leisurely afternoon packing and taking a shower, while Vern hurried
to pack his stuff to start walking down to Debuche. As I write this he is
already walking down the trail.
So here in Base Camp we are eagerly awaiting news from Camp 4 and whether they
will actually be trying for the summit tonight. Stay tuned for the adventures
of the second summit team of Dave, Lakpa, Jose Luis, Esther, Tony, Danielle,
and five sherpas.
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
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