Friday, April 25, 2003: IMG team
doctor Diedre Galbraith phoned in from Everest Nepal Base Camp this morning.
She is holding down the Base Camp fort right now and noted the relative quiet
there these days, with so many of the climbers up in the Western Cwm. The
internet cafe is only a few yards away, however, and is providing a community
gathering place for those in Base Camp wanting some social contact.
The entire IMG climbing team
spent the last 2 nights sleeping at Camp 1. They will move up to Camp 2 today
for another couple of nights there, with a possible foray up to Camp 3.
Sherpas from the IMG team and other teams successfully reached the South Col
yesterday, reaching another important milestone in building up the logistics
platform. With the route to the Col now in, climbers can begin carrying
necessary supplies of O2 and gear in preparation for summit bids when the
teams are ready and the weather gods say "Go!" Erin Simonson International Mountain Guides
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