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  Everest Summiter Wilco van Rooijen Picture show


Wilco van Rooijen (36) summited Everest without the use of bottled oxygen in Spring of 2004. He was accompanied by Dawa Sherpa (also without oxygen) and 4 members of other expeditions. The weather was very bad. Certainly no change for a safe flight down. He called us after returning past the second step. It was very cold and windy and a lot of clouds. He waited that long to find a sheltered place to make a safe phone call. They both are on their way to camp 3. This is his picture show below....

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Update One: 1st dispatch from Wilco: Preparations on full speed, close to departure.

Update Two: 2nd dispatch from Wilco: Two days before departure. We will say goodbye to everybody in Holland on Thursday March 25th. We fly from Amsterdam to Kathmandu via London and Abu Dhabi.

Update Three:  "After some minor delays, we had our first patch of bad luck upon arrival in Kathmandu. Our trekking agent in Kathmandu (Suraya) has been imprisoned.

Update Four: 4/1/2004: March 30th was again an important day for us and our Sherpa’s. We had the blessing ceremony (Pudja) in a monastery near Bodnath, the largest Buddhist temple (Stupa) in the world. We were again surprised how impressive the ceremony is.

Update Five: We arrived healthy in Nyalam.

Update Six: We arrived in basecamp with views on Everest. An early wake up to leave on time. We agreed to leave at 7 AM but half an hour later still nothing happens. Chinese time has probably a different meaning than Dutch time.

Update 7,8,9: Several Updates

Update: Moving up to high camp on the North side

Update: Tomorrow Rex will celebrate his birthday with a new personal height record.

Update: Meteorologist at work at the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute. Every day they send the latest weather information to the members of the Dutch Mt. Everest expedition.

Update: Dutch attempt to summit Mt Everest

Update: The Dutch assault is on Mt Everest

Dutch Summit Everest!!

Dutch climbers Summit Everest!! Update

 
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