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  Mountain Madness Expedition 2004: Summit Day 9pm on Everest


Day 52: May 17

Summit Day 9:00 pm

The Mountain Madness team left the South Col. around 9 pm.  They all seemed in good spirits but anxious for the unknown.

I just heard from Willie at the Balcony, which is amazing timing (five and a half hours).  Gene, Murray, Undi Sherpa, and Mingme Sherpa are with him and are feeling strong.  Gary and Phendon Sherpa turned around about a half hour ago.  When I hear that they are back to Camp 4 I will send an update.  The next time I will hear from Willie is when they are at the South Summit.  With the time they are making I would expect that to be in four or five hours.

Earlier Dispatch

Day 51:  May 16: Summit Day

This is Sarah Henley reporting form Base Camp.  I just got word from Willie at Camp 4 and they are all attempting to rest.  Gene and Gary are feeling good.  Murray feels good but he is a little tired from the day.  At this point Murray's crampon seems to be holding so we'll just hope it stays that way.  Their departure time from Camp 4 for the summit is 9:00 pm tonight.  Willie will try to radio sometime during the night to give an update but it can be challenging to stop when they are in a huge line up of people all going to the same place.  He will definitely call us at Base Camp when they reach the Balcony and then again at the South Summit before they get to the Hillary Step.  We will also of course hear from them when and if they reach the summit sometime in the morning.  I will keep you posted...

Dispatches

 
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