We are not
There are 2 other teams, in
addition to our team, on
Mt Everest looking for the body of Sandy Irvine. In addition other climbers on
other expeditions are looking for Sandy... We knew they would be here. We will not race. We
will stay the course. We plan to stay out of their business; we hope and pray
they will stay out of our plans.
The spirit of our expedition is
rooted in historical curiosity, and born out of a sense of honor and respect to
those who have ventured before us. Our objectives are to locate Sandy Irvine,
retrieve the evidence he might have carried, and to re-construct the final
events to learn if the summit was gained. Our intention is to return the
personal possessions to the Irvine family as they have requested of us,
and most importantly, to give Sandy the Christian burial as he deserves and
as has been requested by the family.
We have been asked by the
family that information from the mountain be relayed to them before this
information is given to anyone else. After a burial, in most countries it is a legal requirement
that thereafter the body remains untouched. The family requests this, and we
join them in their belief that this practice should be respected in the
We will attempt to treat Sandy with the utmost respect.
We will go very quietly and very slowly. We plan to stay focused and small. We need
to stay on task and without complex agendas. No reporters, no cameramen, and
no interviews while on the mountain.
We invite you to continue to
check back for updates regularly. We will report what we can, but the above
goals and objectives must come first. EverestNews.com visitors will be the first
to learn of any discovery, after the family is notified. We thank you for your
understanding and patience, and ask for your prayers for our climbers, and all
who visit the mountain this spring.
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