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Everest 2004: The Dutch are at base camp...
Update 8/27/2004: The team has arrived at base camp at
5200 meters. They climbed to
5500 meters, some are not feling the best, which is normal. "Therefore we take
just as a pause to recover.", Waerner reports. Boris returned to the
hotel, about 1000 meters lower. When he feels better, he will returns to BC.
The plan is on Sunday to go to 5800 meters and Monday to go to 6400. The plan
is therefore perhaps postponed, a day because of yaks.
On the Tibet Side of Everest, a Dutch Team will attempt the mountain.
The Dutch team is
Werner de Jong (expedition leader)
Marc Streefkerk (climber)
Mark Thijssen (climber)
Boris Krielen (climber)
Sander Arens (climber)
with another climber joining the expedition...
Few expeditions are successful in Autumn on Everest as compared with the
success in the Spring. See here for a classic Autumn expedition reports:
Autumn Everest 2002
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backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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