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   Mt. Everest 2004: Annabelle Bond's Updates


Mr. Rodrigo Herman Jordan leads the 8 member group Chilean Mt. Everest 2004 Expedition this spring 2004. The group includes Annabelle Bond. Our coverage of this expedition will be mainly with the dispatches of Annabelle Bond.
Annabelle with David Breashears
 

30TH APRIL - BASECAMP: BOTH ANDRONICO AND MYSELF FELT ILL IN THE NIGHT AND WE THINK IT WAS EITHER DAVID BREASHEARS PATENEGRA HAM OR THE APRICOTS GIVEN TO US BY THE GREEKS! AS OF YET WE ARE NOT SUSPECTING FOUL PLAY!! WE WERE FINE IN THE MORNING AND I HEADED OVER TO DAVID BREASHEARS TENT TO TELL HIM THAT MY GIRLFRIEND LISA HAS BEEN DELAYED IN LOBUCHE - HE KNOWS LISA FROM LONDON AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE HER ALTHOUGH NOT AS MUCH AS I WANT TO SEE HER, AS COMPANY ASIDE, SHE IS BRINGING THE LATEST MAGAZINES AND HOPEFULLY SOME PERFUME FOR ME AS I NOW HAVEN'T HAD A PROPER SHOWER IN 3 WEEKS!!!

THE WHOLE CREW WERE IN DAVID'S MESS TENT, ED, VEIKKA, AMY AND JIMMY CHIN, WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR THE RIGHT WEATHER TO HEAD UP THE MOUNTAIN AS IT HAS BEEN VERY WINDY UP HIGH. DAVID'S TEAM ARE AHEAD OF OURS SO WILL PROBABLY GO UP BEFORE US.

ANDREW FROM DISCOVERY CAME OVER AND TOLD ME HE PROBABLY WONT BE ABLE TO FILM MY SUMMIT ATTEMPT BUT SOMEONE ELSE FROM DISCOVERY WILL. I WAS A LITTLE UPSET AS I REALLY LIKE HAVING HIM WITH ME, HE'S A GREAT HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBER, ILL SEE IF I CAN CHARM HIM!!

HECTOR CAME AND JOINED US FOR LUNCH WHICH WAS A LEISURELY AFFAIR.NO OTHER BASE CAMP NEWS APART FROM WE HAD EITHER AN ENGLISH GUY OR AN AMERICAN INTRUDER AT OUR CAMP 2 SITE SPENDING THE NIGHT IN ONE OF OUR TENTS AND HELPING HIMSELF IN OUR MESS TENT. HE WAS BUSTED BY OUR SHERPAS WHO WERE FERRYING LOADS UP TO CAMP 2 AND WE ARE ALL A LITTLE ANNOYED AS UNLESS ITS AN EMERGENCY WHEREUPON WE DON'T MIND HELPING SOMEONE OUT, WE ALL FEEL THIS GUY IS A LITTLE PRESUMPTUOUS. THE SHERPA NETWORK ARE ONTO FINDING OUT HIS IDENTITY!!

I'M BEING FILMED BY DISCOVERY TOMORROW AND I'VE BEEN RECEIVING A LOT OF GRIEF FROM THE BOYS ABOUT A MAKE-UP TRUCK ARRIVING AT 8.00AM!! I HAVE TO TELL KRISTA, SHAUNA'S SISTER THAT BEN AND SHUANA HAVE GONE DOWN TO DINGBOCHE TO BREATHE THE RICHER AIR DOWN THERE PRIOR TO RETURNING FOR THEIR SUMMIT ATTEMPT. A LOT OF PEOPLE CHOOSE THIS OPTION TO RE CHARGE THEIR BATTERIES SO TO SPEAK, FOREST INSTEAD OF SNOWY MORAINE GLACIER AND OFTEN IT HELPS ON ONES SUMMIT ATTEMPT. I'V OPTED TO STAY HERE AND DO SHORT EXCURSIONS TO EITHER KALA PATTAR OR PUMORI BASECAMP JUST TO KEEP A LEVEL OF FITNESS UP. I REALLY MISS MY DAILY RUNS, WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE ON THIS ANKLE BREAKING TERRITORY! A VIDEO BECKONS SO ADIOS FROM BASECAMP!

Annabelle

Dispatches

 
Altitech2: 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 battery. See more here.

 






 

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