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  Summit Climb Everest 2004 Dispatch 8


5/14/2004: Hello this is Ryan Waters, one of the leaders with the SummitClimb.com team at ABC on the north side of Mount Everest. As Dan reported earlier most of our logistics are in place and our team, along with all the other teams, are impatiently waiting for a good weather window to make a summit push. Each day the rumor mill starts up and we hear conflicting weather reports, some predicting good weather to come, while the next predicts snow storms. Many members have taken the opportunity to catch a land cruiser or turnip truck down to any number of small towns in Tibet to take advantage of the lower altitudes, change in food, or one of the Tibetan discos that are sure to provide interesting entertainment. After returning to Chinese Base Camp, people enjoy the relative comfort of BC, before once again making the trek up to intermediate base camp. Here our committed cook Sangay has been quick to serve up a bowl of "RA RA" noodles and to fend off the countless Tibetan yak herders trying to poach food from our camp! As I report this, most members are in ABC watching the weather, climbing higher on the mountain or making a game plan for a summit attempt. Troy, Felix, Arnold, and Tim S. are down in BC taking a final rest before coming back up for the last time. It has been a long expedition and people are remaining patient. The distance between Base Camp and ABC is long and the members are trying to stay high, climbing up through the high camps and hoping to get a shot at the summit soon. I plan on climbing high on the mountain for the next few days watching the weather, acclimatizing in the highest camps and hopefully making a summit attempt very soon. Thanks for all of the support from EverestNews.com, friends, family and sponsors. From all of us here at the SummitClimb.com Advanced Base Camp this is Ryan Waters saying we hope to have some interesting news for you soon.

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