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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


Day 42:  May 7

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp.  The team is heading down to camp 2 after a successful night at camp 3.  Folks had a challenging time sleeping and breathing but everyone is doing fine.  They are all thrilled they are almost finished with the acclimatization process before the rest and wait moment before the summit attempt.

INTERVIEW WITH MINGMA SHERPA:

Sarah:  What village are you from?
Mingma:  I am from the Solo Khumbu Hsariksola just below Lukla

Sarah:  What is your climbing experience?
Mingma:  I have taken a Basic Mountain Training and Advanced Training through Nepal Mountain Ass.  I have also taken a Guide Training from the government.  I was a trekking sherpa for four years before I became a climbing sherpa in 2001.  I always wanted to be a climbing sherpa especially because my older brother, Phendan, (on this trip) was one.

Sarah:  How many times have you climbed Everest?
Mingma:  I have climbed Everest five times and summited four times.

Sarah:  What is it like being away from your family for such long periods of time?
Mingma:  I miss my parents very much when I am away.  They worry about me.

Sarah:  What are your thought about working for Mountain Madness?
Mingma:  This is my first time working for Mountain Madness and my second time working with Willie.  I like it very much.

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