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  Mt. Everest 2004: IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2004
South Side (Nepal) Dispatch 10


Update 5/1/2004: All members of the IMG team are now back at Base Camp after sleeping for at least one night at Camp 3, with Jason, Kevin, and Brien spending two nights at Camp 3.  All members are fine and looking forward to some well deserved rest prior to the summit bids.  Will, Brad, and Mike are going to go down to Dingboche for some thicker air!.  The IMG Sherpas are up at Camp 2 to finish stocking the Camp 4 at the Col, but they were turned back today due to high wind on the Lhotse Face.  Everyone is doing well in the Sherpa team.  Jason reports that today " Tuck and Willy (Benegas) set up a simulated summit ridge/Hillary step with 400 feet of fixed line and numerous anchors in the lower icefall-- we (tuck , jason & willy) imitated delirious individuals along the route creating bottlenecks and causing problems that our customers had to get around while wearing goggles, masks and big gloves.  Points were deducted and lashes were applied if gloves or glasses were removed.  All participants had a good time and thought it a useful exercise".

Mount Everest photos Eric Simonson expedition

Porters trek past one of many stupas in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.

Photo: Eric Simonson Collection

Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker.

 

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