Day 50: May 15
This is Sarah Henley
reporting from Everest Base Camp. Around 11:00 am this morning Gary, Gene,
Murray , and Willie arrived to Camp 3. They are feeling good and are getting
ready to go to sleep for the night. Tonight they will be sleeping with oxygen
to help conserve energy for the climb. From now on they will be breathing
oxygen for the duration of the climb or until they are descending past Camp 4
or Camp 3. The weather has been stable for the past few days except for some
afternoon clouds and variable wind. These afternoon clouds and winds are very
normal which is why people climb through the night and plan to summit in the
morning hours before the weather comes in. The forecast says this consistent
weather will continue for a while which is good news for us. Tomorrow the
guys get up early in the morning to begin the first part of the climb to Camp
4. They will then rest for the day before the big summit push.
This morning at varying times
some folks from each of the teams climbing got to the top of Mount Everest.
There were apparently some climbers who turned around because of different
reasons some of which being wind, altitude and fatigue.
Here at Base Camp it is like
a ghost town. Those of us who are holding down the fort are trying to wait
patiently, close to the radios, for any news we get from the climbers on the
mountain. More to come later...
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backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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