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IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2003
South Side (Nepal) Dispatch 17


Dispatch 17: IMG Everest - Thursday, May 22, 2003: 6am Nepal time:

IMG team leader Dave Hahn phoned from Base Camp. The IMG team descended from Camp 3 yesterday after assessing the situation unfolding around them. Dave said that a combination of factors played into the decision to abort the summit bid and descend, including very questionable weather, the lack of fixed ropes on the upper route, and the large numbers of climbers either at the Col or moving up to it that day. Dave said "it just didn't feel right for us." They have returned to Base Camp to evaluate the remaining schedule and forecasts, as well as the movement of others on the mountain, and they'll wait as long as they can for the overall picture to improve. Dave said that some teams have pushed up from the Col to try to reach the summit today and some may make it, but the winds seem fairly strong up high so conditions aren't optimal. Dave will let us know when the team thinks they will move up for their summit bids.   Eric Simonson IMG

The expedition is organized by Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Dispatches

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

 





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