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  American IMG climbers summit Everest  NEWSFLASH Update 8:15 pm in Nepal: IMG Mount Everest 2004


Update: Mark Tucker reports from BC at about 8:15pm NEPAL TIME with the update on the IMG summit bid.  The word is that Dan, Ron, Brien, Jason and Karma Rita Sherpa are all back at the Col and that Kevin is still coming down. Ram Baharadur, who had stayed at the Col to cook and melt water and be ready when the climbers came down, hiked up to meet them on the ice plateau above the camp with a well deserved thermos of hot drinks. Kevin, who is reportedly doing OK, but is slow, is still on his way down with Mingma. Additionally, Tucker sent Phunuru and Tashi Dorje (who had carried oxygen to the Balcony last night and stayed at the Col in reserve just for such an eventuality) back up to meet Mingma and Kevin with more oxygen and hot drinks and the four of them are now moving steadily down to the Col and are expected back there in a while. Tucker reports that he thinks the Chilean group is also still coming down. He is not sure where the HG climbers are right now. The weather is reported to be staying good. Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Kevin Flynn, 46 years old, is a partner/owner of Martino Flynn, LLC, an Advertising and PR firm in Rochester, NY.  Kevin has been an agency guy since 1981. (i.e., he's never had a real job.) When not working, he can be found climbing the slopes of some mountain, piloting small airplanes or playing lots of client golf (Yeah, right.).  He is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. and Masters degree in Communications. Kevin and his first wife Maggie have been married since 1990.

Kevin hopes to one day climb the seven summits. To date, he has climbed McKinley, Aconcagua, Elbrus, and Kilimanjaro. He reached High Camp (26,200) on Everest in 2002 with IMG as a non-guided climber but did not summit - something he rarely thinks about more than 10 to 12 times per day. He has climbed the 46 peaks that are 4,000 feet or higher in the Adirondacks which he finished in 1987. Then, he climbed them again with his wife Maggie who completed her Adirondack 46 on July 5, 2003.

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

 

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