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  Autumn 2003: International Mountain Guides 8000 meter Coverage

Dispatch Ten

Current Expedition Time

Dispatch Ten: Friday, September 19, 2003 7:00pm Nepal time

Ang Jangbu Sherpa has phoned in to let us know that the team continues to rest in preparation for summit bids next week. Climbers Bill Burd and Nacho Piedra, together with trekker Ken Goodwin, have decided to leave ABC today and they will get a jeep ride to the border at Kodari on Saturday, where our agents will pick them up for the rest of the ride back to Kathmandu on Sunday.

Looking up the Gyabrag Glacier and the Nangpa La Pass from about halfway to ABC Photo Source Eric Simonson

There is currently a ban in effect in Nepal (strike called by the Maoists) which has shut down all vehicular traffic and closed all retail shops until Saturday, so thankfully our friends will arrive in Kathmandu after this business interruption is over!

Eric Simonson
International Mountain Guides coverage will include dispatches from the IMG Cho Oyu Expedition along with exclusive dispatches from Nancy Norris as she warms up for Everest 2004, when she hopes to attempt to become the oldest American woman (at age 60!)to summit Everest.

Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker. To book Eric

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