Day 47: May 12
This is Sarah Henley
reporting from Everest Base Camp. Tomorrow morning, May 13th, the 2004
Mountain Madness Everest Team, consisting of Willie Benegas, Gary Ponder, Gene
Rehfeld and Murray Rice, leave Base Camp for their summit attempt. The
schedule is still the same as I wrote in one of the last dispatches. This
morning while having breakfast there was lots of anticipation building amongst
the team. The team has of course been to camp 3 but past that is the unknown,
other than Willie. "The unknown is what makes me the most nervous for what is
to come", Gene said. The guys were tossing so many questions towards Willie
it was difficult for him to keep up. Willie's response was mainly, "you three
are as ready as you could ever be. The rest is out of your hands except the
one problem is you are thinking too much!" After those wise words of advice
they all seemed to relax a little and were not thinking too hard. The
consensus between the guys is that they could never explain what they are
experiencing right now. They are all nervous, excited, anxious and mostly
ready to get started...
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
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