Some Members Going up, Others Down

Posted by: | April 23, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575 ft.

Greetings from Basecamp,

The team that is now at Camp One for a night or two, will complete the first rotation of the climb when they return to Basecamp.

Great weather here, but strong winds up at the 22,000 ft level created tough conditions for the team working on putting new ropes up the Lhotse Face. They were still able to place some five hundred meters of fixed line, a great start to a very crucial and difficult phase of the climb, good job men!

Twenty years ago today I was on the North side of Everest with the International Peace Climb. Our goal was to summit on Earth Day, April 22, we pushed hard but the weather shut us down. To avoid trouble you have to be patient. Two weeks later the first group of our expedition stood on top.

Happy Earth Day.

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