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  Mt. Everest 2004: IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2004
South Side (Nepal) Dispatch 5


IMG Everest Nepal Dispatch #5 Friday, April 9, 2004 - Base Camp

IMG team leader Mark Tucker phoned in from Everest Base Camp today to bring us up to speed on the IMG team progress. The high-altitude Sherpas jumped right to work after Puja day and began carrying loads through the Icefall to Camp 1, which is now almost completely set up. They also were able to push all the way to Camp 2 and managed to get one tent set up there to serve as the starting point for what will become our team's Advance Base Camp. The entire IMG team has begun the process of acclimatizing by working their way ever higher through the Icefall. Mark reports that Swee Chiow is the current jack rabbit since he was able to nearly reach Camp 1 on his last foray uphill.

Mark reports high spirits despite a few minor health-related setbacks, so the group seems generally psyched. IMG has arranged for medical advice and support from the HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) clinic established at Base Camp. It is great to have that expertise available to all the climbers right there in camp and IMG hopes to be able to continue to work with them in the future.

OK, that's all for now!

Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

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

 

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