Everest 2008 has had more surprises than a Dick Cheney bird hunt. We have had several successful round trips through the Icefall plus several nights at Camp 1 and 2. Now are ready for the key climb to Camp 3 for a night.
Then the summit!
I am finding the climbing on Everest quite different than on my previous trips.
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Today we are comfortably resting at Camp 2. Everyone is in good health and spirits after a breakfast of toast and omlets.
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We are in our tents at 23,350' on the Lhotse Face listening to the snow gently falling.
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The sun was so bright in my tent that I put my sunglasses on before getting out of my sleeping bag. The rumors of a foot of snow proved false this morning. I awoke to the sound of Lama Thame Sherpa chanting his morning prayers. I was back in base camp.
We completed a major milestone in climbing Everest – spending a night at camp 3 on the Lhotse Face. It was everything I remembered and more.
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After a year of planning, working and dreaming, I leave for the summit of Mt. Everest on Saturday, May 17.
Before I go into the details, I want to acknowledge what a gift this past year has been and how fortunate I feel to be in this position.
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