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  Mt. Everest 2004: IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2004
South Side (Nepal) Dispatch 11


Update 5/5/2004: IMG assistant leader Jason Tanguay reports that the IMG Sherpa team was successful today in making the South Col with a total of 29 oxygen bottles and 3 tents.  They will try to go again tomorrow...we need then to make at least one more carry to the Col before coming down for a rest.  Then it will be time for everyone to head up for summit bids!  The weather and high winds of the last few days has beat up the upper mountain camps including some of the tents at Camp 2 and Camp 3 which have been damaged (and now repaired).  Swee Chiow is now at Camp 3 tonight with Dorje Lama, planning to sleep at South Col tomorrow night as part of his second (he already slept at C3 on his earlier trip up high) acclimatization rotation in preparation for his no-O2 summit attempt.

Keep your fingers crossed for a break in the wind!

Swee Chiow

Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

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