IMG Everest - Tibet Update
18: IMG Everest - Tibet Update: May 21, 2003 6:30am Nepal time: IMG leader
Craig John called in to report that climbers Ted Wheeler, Jay White, Chris
Booher, Karma Rita Sherpa and Panuru Sherpa were en route to the summit. The
team left Camp 6 at 1am, with light snow falling, but no wind. Ted and Jay are
now above the First Step approaching the Mushroom Rock along with Karma Rita
and Panuru. Chris Booher was climbing ahead and has reached the Second Step.
Craig estimates there are 25 or more climbing to the summit right now,
including some from Chinese and Spanish teams and the Roskelleys. Pete Certain
decided not to attempt the summit today and instead will descend with Mingma
Sherpa. We expect more calls from Craig John in the coming hours and will
update you when we get news.
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