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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Summit Push at the Balcony


Update: June 2 Summit Push 3:00am
    
Amazing! The wind is low, the stars are out, and the climbing team is

June 2 Summit 3:00am
    
Amazing! The wind is low, the stars are out, and the climbing team is at the Balcony at 8,300 meters (27,300 feet). Usually it takes the teams about seven hours to reach the Balcony but this team is there in about five and a half hours. So they are moving extremely well. Next they will be heading up the Southeast Ridge toward the South Summit. Below the South Summit is some of the steepest climbing of the night through mixed snow and rocks. They will have about 1,400 feet to go to reach the South Summit, and then on to the true summit. So stay with us as we track their progress up the mountain, and it looks like we need to be ready for an early summit if everything goes well.

Ellie

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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David Liano

Danielle Fisher

 

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