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  Dr Clare O' Leary is the first Irish woman to Summit Everest !!!


Dr. Clare O' Leary is the first Irish woman to summit Everest! And Pat Falvey is the first Irish climber to summit from both sides of Everest!!

Pat Falvey, Clare O'Leary, Sherpas; Pemba Gyalji (the expedition sirdar) Lamababu, Jangbu, Lhakpa and Nang Chemmi reached the summit of Everest at 6.45am
on May 18 2004.

 
Clare O'Leary is a 32 year old doctor from Bandon, Co. Cork. She has climbed extensively in Africa, Alaska, South America, the Himalayas, the Alps and Scotland. A member of the Irish Everest Expedition 2003, Clare reached a personal height  record of 24,500 feet before being forced to return to Base.
 

Update: They All made it !!!

Update: The team have arrived at the South Col and are presently resting before leaving at 5pm Irish time on their summit bid. All going well their climb should take 12-15 hours

Dispatch -  Dispatch 46 - May 17

At 5.00am the radio crackled into life. Tensing calling from Camp 2
Lowe Alpine announcing that Lhakpa, Nang Chemmi and Jangbu had
left at 3.00am and that they would call us when they arrived at High Camp Wyeth at the South Col.

Clare, Pat, Pemba and Lamababu have already left Camp 3 Spórt
Corrán Tuathail for High Camp Wyeth.

Meanwhile, at Base Camp Wyeth, Adrian and Sheila monitor weather forecasts and check power sources every few hours. It is vital that everything works so that constant communication is possible with the climbers. There were a few IT and Communication problems, but between Sheila and Adrian the problems were overcome. Dawe and
Rinji have checked that the generator and backup generator are in working order.

At 12.20pm Lhakpa called Base Camp Wyeth. He and and Lamababu have arrived at the South Col. They have erected the tents at High Camp Wyeth and have started to melt the ice so that hot drinks can be had. Lh akpa also reports that Clare, Nang Chemmi, Jangbu, Pemba and
Pat have just arrived.

The climbers are now going to eat, drink and rest for the next 8 hours
or so. The weather is looking good. Late tonight they will depart for the summit. Sheila and Adrian will bring you more updates as events occur.


Dispatch 45 - May 16

Nang Chemmi left Base Camp Wyeth at 6.00am. He is the last of our climbers to depart for the summit attempt. He moved quickly and was seen to disappear over the top of the ice fall after a couple of hours.
Just after 9.00am, Pat called to announce that they were pushing up to Camp 3 Spórt Corrán Tuathail. Weather details were relayed and Pat signed off saying he would call when they settled in to the next camp.

Meanwhile Nang Chemmi radioed from Camp 1 to say he was having a break and something to eat and drink. We informed him that the others had moved up the mountain, but that Lhakpa and Jangbu was staying to climb with him tomorrow. Soon after he called to say he was pushing on to Camp 2 Lowe Alpine. Here Tensing had food and drink ready for him.
Lhakpa, Jangbu and Nang Chemmi are staying in Camp 2 Lowe Alpine tonight. They will leave at 3.00am and push straight through to our High Camp Wyeth on the South Col.

Clare, Pat, Pemba and Lamababu are also due to arrive at the South Col tomorrow. All will rest there and hopefully will begin their summit attempt around midnight.

Dispatches

Pat Falvey, veteran expedition leader, Everest climber, author and motivational speaker.

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