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Base Camp Home Away From Home For Whittaker
Posted on April 30, 2010

By Leif Whittaker It’s been over a month since I said goodbye to the comforts of home and embarked on this expedition and, to be honest, I’m starting to miss some things. Staying focused on the mountain is important

Arnot Spotlights Tshering Dorjee Sherpa
Posted on April 30, 2010

By Melissa Arnot Without the Sherpa who work on Mount Everest, this climb would be significantly different. Most people assume that Sherpa is a job title, which is a common misnomer. Rather, it is a tribe of people, all sharing the last name Sherpa

Arnot and Morton Team With Breashears to Document Everest
Posted on April 29, 2010

By David Morton I emerged from my tent at BC this morning at about 4:30 a.m. The sun was still well below the west shoulder of Everest, where it rises each morning. But the ambient light created by the rising sun reflecting off the snow-plastered peaks we’re surrounded by bathes BC in an eerie glow

Arnot and Morton Push Beyond Camp 2
Posted on April 28, 2010

By Melissa Arnot The sun doesn’t hit the ridge of Camp 1 until about 8 in the morning. I pull my buff over my eyes and groggily notice that my water bottle is frozen. I peek over at David, wondering if he slept any better than I did.

Whittaker’s First Rotation to Camp II Successful
Posted on April 27, 2010

By Leif Whittaker From Camp I (19,800 ft) at the toe of the Western Cwm, Mount Everest appears terribly beautiful and incomprehensibly massive, but also, somehow, excitingly close.