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  Mountain Madness Summit Dispatch from Everest!!!


Day 52:  May 17

Summit Day  8:40 am

This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp.

I am very happy to inform you the Gene Rehfeld, Murray Rice, Willie Benegas, Undi Sherpa, and Mingma Sherpa made it to "the top of the world" at 8:40 am this morning.  We had an exciting night at Base Camp awaiting their calls to hear there progress.  They made great time from Camp 4 to the summit in eleven and a half hours.  We will be keeping tabs on the team during their descent which we know will also be a strenuous and challenging part of the climb. However, they are in good shape because they have a full day of daylight.  I will send an update when they get back to Camp 4.

Congratulations to the Mountain Madness team of 2004!!!

Day 52:  May 17  Summit Day  2:45 pm

This is Sarah Henley reporting.  The Mountain Madness team successfully made it safely back to Camp 4.  They will stay the night at Camp 4 breathing oxygen while regaining some strength back from the strenuous day they have had.  All team member are doing great other than very exhausted.  I suspect they will go to sleep very soon.

I would like to congratulate the whole team, once again,  for doing an incredible job!!!

Name of Summiteers

1. Mr. Guillermo Benegas (36 yrs), Mountain Guide, Salt Lake City,U.S.A.

2.Mr. Eugene Elwood Rehfeld (59 yrs), Semi Retired, Colorado, U.S.A.

3. Mr. Murray Newmyer Rice (50 yrs), Emergency Physician, Seattle, W.A, U.S.A.                                                                             

4. Mr. Mingmar Tshring Sherpa (23 yrs), Jubhing 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

5.Mr. Ngima Wongdiki Sherpa (31 yrs), Jubhing 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

Dispatches

 
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