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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


Day 1: This is Sarah Henley, Everest Base Camp Manager, from Kathmandu.

Day 2: March 28 2004 Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2004

Day 3: March 29th 2004: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Kathmandu for one last time before we begin our trek up to Everest Base Camp.

Day 4: March 30 2004: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Phakding.  Today was very exciting especially our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We took a small Twin Otter plane.

Day 5 & 6: March 31 This is Sarah Henley reporting from Namche Bazaar.  The hike to Namche is one of the bigger days of the trek with a significant elevation gain at the end of the day.  A few people were a little tired but all enjoyed the beautiful views.

Day 7-10 Dispatches

Day 12 - April 7, 2004 (3:44 a.m.) This is Sarah Henley reporting from Gorak Shep at 16,962 ft. Today we hiked from our lovely campsite to Gorak Shep.

Day 16: April 11 This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp.  Yesterday the trekkers headed down to some thicker air while the climbers stayed at base for another rest day. 

Day 17-18 Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004 Two new dispatches

Day 20: April 15 This is Sarah Henley reporting from base camp once again. At five this morning Willie, Gary, Murray, and Gene left base camp for camp 1, along with all of our Sherpas.

Day 21: April 16 This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base camp. This morning our Sherpas left base at five in the morning to carry loads up to camp 2. They were back at base camp by 1 pm - I told you they were fast!

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Basecamp. The guys seemed to manage ok without me!  Since I have been away from base for ten days I needed to be filled in with what has been going on around here.  I'll do my best to update you up until now.

This is Sarah Henley reporting from base camp.  Well, even thought this was a rest day it turned out being a fairly active day. 

Sarah Henley reporting from Base Camp. Today Willie put the guys through a challenging experience. Yesterday I mentioned Willie and Phendan Sherpa were fixing an imaginary Hillary Step for practice.  Well, they had a chance to practice today. 

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp... INTERVIEW WITH GENE REHFELD

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Base Camp.  Sorry the dispatches are backed up be a couple days but we have been having some technical difficulties.  What can you expect at almost 18,000 ft. in the middle of the mountains.

INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY RICE

Day 40: May 5

Update:  I just got word from the team and they made it safely to camp 3.

INTERVIEW WITH MINGMA SHERPA

Day 43:  May 8

Day 45, May 10 (Trekking Group Dispatch)

Day 47:  May 12

Day 48:  May 13: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Base Camp.  I got up this morning, at 5 am, to bid the Mountain Madness team farewell on their attempted journey, to the top of the world.

Day 49:  May 14: This is Sarah Henley reporting from Base Camp.  The Mountain Madness Team is still resting at Camp 2 getting ready to climb to Camp 3 early in the morning. 

details of summit plans

Summit Day

Summit Day 9pm on Everest

Mountain Madness Expedition 2004: Summit Day 6:30AM on Everest

Mountain Madness Summits Everest!!!

Mountain Madness Summit Dispatch from Everest!!!

Mountain Madness down to base camp

Mountain Madness packing up after Summiting Everest!!!

Mountain Madness Everest expedition back to KTM

 

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