Update 5/11/2004: Mystery climbers continue to search and conditions too dangerous for
This week we moved supplies up the mountain.
The winds were very strong as predicted by our forecaster on Tuesday.
Two mystery climbers were observed searching
the Chinese location and
other unknown climbers were observed apparently searching down lower,
moving very slowly. We don't know who these mystery climbers are, nor if they
were the same people, or even from the same team. We are told, these mystery
climbers did not come down, therefore it is assumed they did not find what
they were looking for...
These climbers are hard to miss if you go to
8300 meters, when no other climbers are going past high camp. Again, we don't
know who these mystery climbers are, nor are we focused on finding out. We
thought you might want to know...
Frankly, the conditions are too dangerous for us
to go up, on our own terms. Therefore, we are coming down to stay awhile. Our plan
is not for a search, so we don't need much time. But we do need a
couple of days without snow...
The really bad news is from our forecaster, who predicts
high winds for a few more days, followed by snow. We will discuss this in more
detail in a separate report.
We have come to Mount Everest in search of an answer.
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