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  Mt. Everest 2004: Mountain Madness Expedition 2004


Day 45, May 10 (Trekking Group Dispatch): This is Casey Henley reporting from the Mountain Madness base camp here at Mount Everest!  The second group of trekkers has arrived at B.C. and are in great spirits.  Everyone successfully climbed 18,300 ft. (5550 m.) Kala Patar yesterday and got great views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the other surrounding peaks. The climbers are preparing for their final summit push and the trekkers are enjoying meeting and spending time with them. The climbers, in turn, are enjoying meeting and talking with some fresh faces! Tomorrow we will walk to the edge of the famous Khumbu Icefall and do a little lesson on mountain features, glaciology and just talk some about climbing. This will be the high point of the trip for the trekkers. In two days time we will be starting our return trip to Kathmandu via the incredible villages of the Everest region.  We will leave the high alpine regions and slowly descend to the warmer, green river valleys. Congratulations to Warren McInteer, Anne Music and the father/son team, Ricardo and Giuliano DeMarchi for following their dreams and doing one of the trips of a lifetime! Good luck to the climbers.

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