Back in Camp 4: Via radio and
a satellite phone, Andres informed a few minutes ago some details about the
Mexican-Canadian Expedition summit attack.
The Mexican Canadian could
only get three of their members on the summit of Everest. The first to get
there was Martin along with Namgya Sherpa, who reached the summit at 7:35 in
the morning. At 11:00 a. m. Alejandro Ochoa and Luis Espinoza made it to the
summit. All of them with supplemental oxygen, except for Namgya who made it
without supplemental oxygen.
Andrés, Richard and Tom did
not use supplemental oxygen in the summit attack, and Richard had to quit the
ascent because he was feeling very tired. When Andrés was at 8,700 meters
without oxygen, in good conditions to reach the summit, Tom, who was a behind
started to feel very sick and had to be rescued by Andrés with the help of
Héctor Ponce de León and Andrew Lock, from the Discovery Channel team. Two
hours later they got to Camp 4 in the South Col, from where Andrés talked by
phone to inform that they were fine and that Tom was recovering after the
emergency measures (Diamox, dexametasone and oxygen) that were applied to him.
He told us they will spend the night in Camp 4 using supplemental oxygen to
recover from the tremendous effort. By sunrise they will go down to Base Camp
if possible, or just to Camp 2. Andrés was heard a little disappointed for not
reaching his goal, but satisfied for participating in the rescue of his
teammate, with the help of Héctor and Andrew. Here from Mexico, our most
sincere thanks to Héctor and Andrew for his help for Tom. We also thank
deeply José Luis Abreu who had us informed about the advance of the group by
e-mail, since their departure from Base Camp to the summit of Everest.
Santiago Delgado Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
A team Message: All of us on the Canadian/Mexcian Expedition "take off our
hats" and "raise a glass" to The Discovery Channel expedition! Thanks to all
gave up his summit attempt
without oxygen to help his fellow climber, Tom, who is now back safe in camp
4. The report from Andres to be posted soon... The following members did
Name of Summiteers
3. Mr. Martin Boileau (38
yrs), Eye Surgion, Esterel, QC, Jot Ico, Canada.
1. Mr. Namgya Sherpa
(32 yrs), Lelep – 8, Taplejung, Nepal.
5. Mr. Alejandro Ochoa (27
yrs), Sport Manager, Country Club, Mexico.
6. Mr. Kami Chhiri Lama (36
yrs), Bhakanje – 5, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
Nine members International
Everest Expedition Spring 2004 was permitted to climb 8848 Meter high Mt.
Everest from South East Ridge for the period of seventy-five days from 23rd
This Expedition team is
organized by Arun Treks & Expedition P. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.