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


Update: Just heard from Mark Tucker at Base Camp on the sat phone at 7:15 am NEPAL TIME.  He says the IMG climbers are above the Balcony, but below the South Summit, in a part of the climb which has difficult communication to Base Camp because they are on the back side of the SE Ridge for a ways.  Last report was that the Chileans are in front and IMG behind them.  The weather is reported to be very nice.  It sounds like a number of the teams that were planning to go today and assist with the rope fixing decided at the last minute not to go, so there are not many climbers up there.  This is good--no traffic jam problems--but it sure would be nice to have some more horsepower up there for route work and fixing.  Keep your fingers crossed! Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Mark Tucker: Mark Tucker has been guiding since 1985, with Mt. Rainier as the starting point. Since then, he has climbed and guided classic peaks on seven continents, with the summit of Mt. Everest as his high point. Mark's extensive experience in South America, Africa and the Himalayas, combined with his lengthy career guiding on Rainier and Denali in the US, makes him a super member of our IMG team.

When not in the hills, he leads a fun-filled Other Life. Passions by land include mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, motorcycle riding, and gardening (he's still working on the golf game.) By water, he enjoys surfing, kayaking, wind surfing , scuba diving , water skiing, and fishing, and by air, hang gliding.

Mark is a member of the International Mountain Guides team for 2004...

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

 

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