here writing in from Nyalam, on behalf of the entire SummitClimb team. We
spent the day taking day hikes on the surrounding hills for acclimatization.
Most members reached elevations of 4,500m, so we are getting used to the
altitude and are ready to travel up to Tingri in the morning. We are planning
to leave via 4-wheel drive land cruisers and the trip should take us around 4
hours. We will spend one night in Tingri on the 10th and plan to meet our
truck carrying the rest of our food and equipment for the final trip to
Chinese Base Camp.
Mon and Neil have informed us
of a new breed of British underclass called chavs and we were all very
interested to find out the specifics of the lifestyle. We were wondering if
any of us would be classified as a chav.
We have received reports that
the weather in Basecamp has been good so far and that there are approximately
15 teams already on the mountain. It should be a busy year, as it is the 50th
anniversary of the first ascent.
As you can imagine, the
internet connection in this high Tibetan town is not exactly lightning fast,
so a few of us passed the afternoon by watching Roland try to send one
important email over roughly a two hour period. The good news is it finally
went through, bad news, I lost 10 yuan bet that it wouldn't.
All of us are feeling good
and from here on out we will be calling in dispatches via satellite phone so
hope to send another report soon. Thanks from the SummitClimb team.
Members and Leaders roster:
Dan Blake, Colorado
Ron Oliver, Washington
Pete Coz, California
Ryan Waters, Georgia, Leader
Arnold Coster, Rotterdam, Leader
Roland Debare, South Carolina
Paul Burgess, Canada
Neil Wells, England
Mon Tindale, England
Caroline Cuif, France
Jacques LeTrange, France
4 climbing sherpas and 3
cooks are planning to accompany the team, names to be announced
Thanks again for all of your
fantastic support!!! From Daniel Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com
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