Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mt. Everest Expedition 2014: Dispatch #7

April 9, 2014    

Expedition Leader: Dean Staples, IFMGA – New Zealand 
Expedition Guide: Ang Dorjee Sherpa – Nepal/ USA 
Base Camp Manager: Caroline Blaikie – New Zealand / Scotland 

Team members: 
Nick Durack – UK
Yoshio Goto – Japan / Hong Kong 
Jake Frykberg – Australia
Jon Johnston – Australia / USA 
Anatolii Stegniei – Ukraine 
Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir – Iceland

Leaving Pheriche 

Dean (in red) with the Hameister family from Melbourne

Our rest is over and the climbing team is heading up to Chukung for a couple of days.

Pheriche is the place where the climbers and trekkers split, except Kerstin who will join us over the Kongma La Pass (5535m). The trekkers are carrying onto Lobuche and Everest Base Camp.

In 2011 I climbed Everest with Paul Hameister, so it has been a great pleasure to travel up the Khumbu with his family. They are heading up to Lobuche today (4925m).

Dean & the Climbing team 

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