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  Ryan Waters' Everest summit report: Summit Climb Everest 2004 Dispatch


5/23/2004: Dear EverestNews.com, thanks for the great work you are doing at EverestNews.com Here is Ryan Water's account of the aftermath of his summit ascent. Thanks for sharing this with everyone! Hello from ABC on the North side of Mt. Everest. Although my command of the Tibetan language is lacking, I feel confident that I just made a good transaction with a porter who is carrying my duffels down the 24 km trail to Base Camp. As I pack my backpack for the hike out, I feel many emotions all at once. I feel elated that I made the summit, fortunate to have caught the early weather window, anxious for my fellow teammates who continue to plot their summit bids, and ready for good food, beverages, and the first real shower in 2 months. It has been quite an experience and I am glad to have shared it with a quality expedition team and I wish the best to all the remaining climbers on the mountain. I would like to personally thank the following organizations for their support, SummitClimb.com, Patagonia (for support of outdoor professionals), Wild Things, CBS Sports Morganton, NC, Piccolinos Restaraunt Oxford, MS, Southern Staircase Atlanta, GA, and The North Carolina Outward Bound School Instructor Expedition Fund. I must now hit the trail to try and beat the hundreds of yaks leaving ABC with other expeditions equipment. Thanks for your support at EverestNews.com, I am going to Kathmandu! Ryan Waters asst. leader SummitClimb.com Everest Tibet Expedition.

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