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  Mt. Everest 2005: The Singapore Premier Taxi Everest Expedition without oxygen: The winds here are epic


3 man Singapore Expedition without oxygen expedition (Climbers Robert Goh, Lim Kim Boon and Edwin Siew)

Update: After resting several days at Camp 2 to recover from the avalanche ordeal, Robert and Edwin climbed to Camp 3 this morning. They were met by howling 100kph winds and spindrift that blew snow into the tent, their rucksacks and clothes.

The snow covered their tent and filled the insides as well, and they had to clean it out before they could climb in and shelter from the elements. "The winds here are epic," Robert reported on the walkie. "I don't know if our tent will withstand this beating. If it collapses during the night, we may have to evacuate."

By late afternoon, the winds were beating the tents so hard they could not hear the walkie transmission from BC. If this continues, their ascent to South Col the next morning may be in question.

Meanwhile, team mate Kim Boon left Base Camp at 5.10am for Camp 2. After many days resting and eating well at BC, he was feeling strong. After a day's rest, he will climb to Camp 3 and beyond to acclimatise.

Video Crossing the Khumbu Icefall, Nepal from the National University of Singapore 2005 Everest Expedition team. Click the picture

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