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Featured Expedition: 2003 American Ski Everest Expedition
Dispatch Four


Copyright©Jim Gile American Ski Everest 2003

The group outside Nyalam

Dispatch Four: This is Mike Marolt calling in for the American Ski Everest Expedition. Right now we are in Tingri a 4 hour drive into Tibet, from Nyalam. Today we got our first look at Shishapangma. It is the first time, Steve, Jimmy and I have seen it since 2000 and looking at it, brought back a lot of memories. We all three commented we were not sure we would never get back here, so it has inspired us to head into Everest and doing some climbing and hopefully some skiing.

About a hour after we saw, Shishapangma we saw Everest... it been a lifetime in the coming for all of us to see that and it was a beautiful crystal clear day… the only cloud was coming off the North east ridge...

So that was both ominous and beautiful, but we are all excited to get up there.. We are going to spend another day here in Tingri, doing more acclimatization and then we are going to head into BC and get this climb going....

All is well and everybody is healthy, and everything going great… 

All from here… Cheers, Mike

Dispatches

Pictures Source Mike Marolt






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