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October 2007 Archives

October 2, 2007

Summit Time!

The good thing about the weather is that it changes often. After three days of bright sun and moderate winds, our routes seem in much better shape than previously believed. On the other hand, the Spanish team targeting the Main Summit, have decided to leave all together. Our team is the last of the major expeditions here plus a few independents. We are targeting the Central Summit.

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October 5, 2007

The Expedition is over

The weather has turned bad once again. The team at the highest camp was prepared to leave early this morning, Friday October 5th, but never left camp as clouds shrouded the ridge to the Central Summit. They are returning to ABC. Several others at camp 1 are now preparing to return to ABC.

Some may leave early and return to Kathmandu but most will be back there around October 15. To my knowledge no one summitted Shisha Pangma this season. It has been one of the snowiest in recent memory. There is one climber on another team still on the Hill saying he will stay until the weather improves however the forecast is for extremely high winds to start soon with no end in sight.

Everyone on our team is safe.

Thanks for everyone's support during this climb. I sincerely appreciate the donations to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

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Climb On!


October 16, 2007

Back Home!

Well, another Himalayan expedition is complete. I was able to change my return flights and got back home a few days ago. The rest of the team should be in transit today or tomorrow from Kathmandu.

I have posted on my site many of the almost 2000 pictures I took. They are organized by:

Climbing Shisha Pangma
Faces of Tibet (my favorite)
Scenes of Tibet (a close second)
My Teammates and I

You can navigate to them via this link or the images below. Next will be a trip recap where I will review the entire expedition in some detail. I hope to get it written this week.

Climbing Shisha Pangma

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