Consultants Everest Expedition 2002
4 May: The AC crew were at C2 on Thursday and
headed up to C3 yesterday. They should arrive
back at BC on Sunday. After much contemplation John
Taske has decided to leave the expedition and is on
his way down the valleys to fly back to Kathmandu
from Lukla and onwards to his home. Ang Dorjee and
the AC Sherpas made it through to the South Col
(Camp 4, 7950m) with their rope fixing on Thursday,
the first Sherpas of all the expeditions to do so.
Guy Cotter commented from BC "This is a
decisive moment for all the teams as fixed rope to
the Col means everybody can start moving supplies up
and get ready for the summit bid. If the weather
stays fine there should be teams making their
attempts within the week."
AC base camp will be full over the next few days
when the crew get back down to BC with many
visitors in residence including the arrival of Dr.
Celeste Geertsema, who is to trade places with her
sister Liesel as the Adventure Consultants
expedition doctor, and Professor Phil Lieberman from
Brown University with his wife Marsha.