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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


Day 37:  May 2

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.

It turns out, today and tomorrow, the team is having two more rest days.  The winds are just too strong up on the mountain for anyone to be going up.  The plan is to head to camp 2 and then camp 3, to sleep, on May 4th if this wind dies down.  This has turned out being a good thing because Willie and I came down with a horrible stomach bug.  I will not gross you out with the details but it was not pretty!  However, things seem to be looking up at this point.  The others in our camp have managed to stay clear of whatever we had and lets hope it stays that way.  This bug seems to be going around all of base camp so we weren't the only ones hit.  The good news is it lasts only about 24 hours!

Happy mothers day to all those mothers out there, especially to Marjorie, Dora, Joyce and Linda!  We are thinking of you!!!

Dispatches

 
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