Report No 8 - Wednesday 28th
April - Jill Pinkerton Adventure Peaks Office: Following on from yesterdays
report, when I noted that Kevin was returning to ABC on Thursday with Tony and
that he was feeling better, it has now turned out that Kevin has sadly had to
leave BC & the team today to return to Kathmandu (he'll arrive there Thursday)
as he has been diagnosed by another teams doctor who was at BC with pleurisy.
Tony & Ewen plan to go to
ABC, taking 2 days leaving on Friday. The rest of the team are currently
descending the 22km back to BC, Dave will follow to BC tomorrow as he has
stayed behind to co ordinate with our Sherpas the setting up of all our
remaining camps ensuring that whilst the team are resting at BC the next 7 to
10 days waiting for the weather window, that when it does arrive, everything
is in place in order to allow their summit bid to take place.
The team will now be starting
to monitor the weather reports that are been emailed to BC & ABC, looking for
that spell when the winds will die.
From myself in the office,
and the team we wish Kevin a speedy recovery, we are all thinking of him.
Report No 7 - Tuesday 27th
April - Jill Pinkerton: The group have returned safely from the North Col back
to ABC today. They will then return to BC tomorrow. Kevin & Tony are preparing
to leave BC on Thursday to walk to ABC, they are both feeling a lot better
now. Our Sherpas are doing a grand job, since arriving on the mountain they
have been busy setting up each camp, which involves carrying huge loads up and
down the North Col, as well as playing a major role on the mountain by fixing
the ropes, Dave reported this morning that they have now fixed the ropes to
7800metres, and have set up the teams camp at 7800metres, they will remain at
ABC and continue to prepare the other 2 camps as well as carrying all the
teams oxygen supplies.
Report No 6 - Monday 26th
April 2004 From Jill Pinkerton, Adventure Peaks Office: Dave has just called
the office from his bed at the North Col (7000metres) to let us know that
everyone is doing great and ok. They left ABC as planned Sunday, from which
they ascended back to the North Col, and spent Sunday night at 7000metres.
Today (Monday) they have all ascended along the North Ridge to around
7200metres before retreating back to their tents on the North Col to spend
their second night at 7000metres. Tuesday they will return to ABC then to BC
on Wednesday to enjoy clean clothes, powered shower, rest and a beer at the BC
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