Gile American Ski Everest 2003
Dispatch 18 Continued: American Ski Everest Expedition...
Mike, calling from ABC again, we
spend the last 45 minutes re-securing our base camp.
It looks like the only remaining standing ABC's camps
are ours, the Italians, the Spanish; the Chinese ABC
is the highest and I can't see any tents up there.
Looks like Global extremes, part of Russ Brice's
expedition, has one tent, a white tent, still
standing, they had two others (blue), that are just
gone. The Swiss camp is gone. It looks like a lot of
the personal tents are gone too.
The Japanese [in-audible] ...French
team looks like they are just holding it together. But
if we get any more gusts, I don't know how much longer
they are going to make it. Mike.
[Note sometimes the Sherpa collapse
the tents and flatten them to allow them to survive
Note two: We are going to try to put
an audio version of this dispatch up if time