Everest Dispatch #87 May 24, 2009 Everest Basecamp ’09 Pre-Monsoon Climbing Season There are two distinct sounds that jar me away from the day-to-day life at Basecamp and instantly remind me of the sobering landscape in which we are living.
Email from Basecamp: We heard from Dave that the the summit team are currently descending from the South Col to Camp 2. They departed the Col. at approx. 12.30pm and are expected to arrive at Camp 2 around 5 pm. We will post an entry as soon as the team arrives at Camp 2. Gerry
Email from Basecamp: Hi there, The summit team including Dave, Seth, Melissa, and Kent have arrived safely at the South Col. They plan to spend a few hours resting and evaluate the weather conditions
Everest Dispatch #80 May 22, 2009 Balcony….27,600 ft. Email just in from Basecamp: “Team apparently passed the Balcony at about 1:35am – but we didn’t have direct radio comms. So far so good… they are still heading up!”
SUMMIT DAY AUDIO DISPATCH #05 Everest Dispatch #68 Basecamp Manager, Linden Mallory gives an update on the team’s safe return to the South Col. [audio:Audio-Dispatch-1345PM-051909.mp3] Transcript: Linden Mallory, Base Camp Manager (LM): It’s 1:45PM here on May 19th and the summit team returned to the South Col about a ½ hour ago. They made great [...]
Base Camp Manager via email: Ed just reached the south summit