Hello Everestnews.com. This is Arnold, the leader of the SummitClimb
Everest-Tibet Expedition 2007. This morning we left Tingri for a rough ride to
the Base Camp area leaving civilization far behind us. So right now, all the
members are in Base Camp at 5,200 meters. Everybody is doing fine and is
healthy. Today we also met Phil, who went before us and made a great set up
for us. Tomorrow all the members will relax and get cozy in the camp. This
camp is going to be our home for the next 55 days. On the 7th we will have a
big Puja at the Rongbuk Monastery to get our expedition blessed. So, until
that, this is it, and you will hear more from me on the 7th. Thank you for
following our expedition.
Summitclimb Everest North Tibet 2007
Hello everyone! Thank you for following our expedition. This is
Ben Stuckey reporting for the Summitclimb Everest North
2007 team. We are currently in Nyalam, Tibet situated at the base of the
Tibetan Plateau at 12,100'or 3800m. Since our last report the entire Everest
North team has made our way from Kathmandu and we have entered Tibet/China.
The border crossing from Nepal into Tibet/China went very well and there were
no major problems. Some of our members were still missing baggage that never
arrived in Kathmandu. The great news is that all missing luggage and climbing
gear has made it safely to us here in Nyalam.
Today was a rest and acclimitization day so myself and a few
other members went for a stroll up to 14,300'or 4400m where we caught our
first glimpse of Shishapangma the 14th highest peak in the world standing just
over 8000 meters high. The plan for the next few days is for the team to
travel across the Tibetan Plateau to the small town of Tingri located at
14,100'or 4200m. We will spend 2 days there so as to allow our bodies to adapt
to the increasingly thin air. From there we will finish the final portion of
the 1st stage of our journey to climb Mount Everest. We will slowly make our
way to basecamp located at 17300'or 5200m. We will send our next dispatch from
there in 3 days time. Every team member is doing well, feeling great and
having fun. Thank you for following our climb to the
top of the world.
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