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.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.