Update: Hello Everyone!
This morning at
approximately 9:20 AM all members of the Mountain Madness team
summited. Mountain Madness is the first team to reach the summit from the
south side this year. After waiting days for a weather window the team
summited in excellent conditions. They left the South Col last night around
10PM with a strong team of Sherpas breaking trail and fixing ropes as they
climbed. All team members are in good condition.
guys for your perseverance and hard work!
Update: Willie summited at 9.45am, no news on other team
Update: May 29, 2005 – 8:00 a.m. PST
This is Christine Boskoff reporting from the 2005 Mountain
Madness expedition. We are currently at the South Col and will begin our
summit attempt shortly. Everyone is excited we finally get to go for it. We’ll
be checking in throughout the day, so stay posted for more updates.
Update May 29th:
Hello Everyone, The Mountain
Madness team arrived at the South Col this afternoon with all team members
feeling strong and healthy. The team plans to leave around 8PM tonight to
summit Everest early tomorrow morning.
Best of Luck to Willie,
Chris, Dean, and Eric!
Morgan Chessia EBC
That’s it for now. Cheers,
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