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  Adventure Peaks Assault on Mt Everest 2004 Expedition


Update 5/17/2004: The team is moving up now, to attempt the summit on the 20th, they are all on the North col right now.

Earlier Update is below

Report - Thursday 13th May From Jill Pinkerton Adventure Peaks Office: The team are on the move up... they left BC this morning; some of the team are walking the 22km slog to ABC in one day, whilst others are doing it in two days. All the team are doing really well, apart from the usual sore throats and coughs. We are constantly looking at the weather reports that are coming in daily, and its looking like the 17 & 18th May with even better summit weather on the 20 & 21st May, if this is so, the team will wait for the better weather on the 20 & 21st. We will keep you updated. The team of 9 (which includes both Dave & Paul) will all attempt the Summit together on the same day, along with sherpa summit for Serena & Mike.

Once they leave ABC (6400metres) this is their route to the summit:
Day 1 ABC to North Col (7000metres), Day 2 North Col to 7800metre camp, Day 3 7800 camp to 8200metre camp, Day 4 8200metre (approx 2am start) to The Summit, then back to 7800 camp, if not 8200 camp.

The team before leaving ABC will be told by Dave the Turn Around Time for Summit day. All of the team will be in constant touch with each other and ABC as they are all carrying hand held 2 way radios. Dave will also be carrying the satellite phone in order to keep me informed of the Teams progress. During Summit time we will endeavour to get the website updated as quick as we can.

Its an exciting time for the Team members, this is what they have been preparing for, for such a long time…… for those back home who have loved ones away its an extremely emotional, stressful time as we sit and wait for their safe return, all of us though have been with our partners, sons, daughters through all their preparations and their dream to climb Everest,

We wish the whole team a safe success, buts it's also important at this stage to say that the fact they have all reached 7000metres and spent 2 nights there is a huge achievement in its self.

Dispatches

 
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