May 12, 2005 - Dispatch #22
Hey everyone this is
Christine Boskoff calling from Camp 3 on Everest. We finally made it up to
Camp 3. We left at around 8:30 or 9:00 and we climbed up the face. We have
great views of Everest and the Yellow Band. We arrived at around 1:00 or 2:00,
After about five hours of climbing plus or minus. Our camp is one of the
higher camps up on the face at 7,400 meters and 24,000 plus feet. We have some
great views of the South Col. Right now the weather is pretty calm. Our plan
tomorrow is to descend back down to Base Camp so we will have to leave fairly
early. We’ll talk again down at Base Camp. Over and out!
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