First of all, a huge thanks to all of you who continue to support us
through these terribly difficult days. Just got off the walkie-talkie
with Gary Guller. The team is still at Camp Four - they have decided
to spend two nights at 26,000ft in order to increase their chances of
a successful summit.
Many teams tried last
night, but had to retreat below the south summit due to bad weather.
Some teams abandoned their expeditions today, but we are in it to win
it! In the words of Gary Guller, "It is bloody difficult to live this
high". But they are doing it as a team, doing it well and for all the
right reasons - to bring our message to the TOP! Both Gary Guller and
Gary Scott are healthy and in good spirits (thanks to all of you out
there!) They feel strong and are sure that the Mountain goddess is
going to allow them a safe and successful summit.
Here at Base Camp, we
are hanging tough and supporting our climbers. ABC Nightline News paid
us a visit today and interviewed Gary via walkie-talkie. They were
impressed with our hospitality and had wonderful things to say about
our campaign and our message. Be sure to tune in on May 29th for their
coverage of the 50th anniversary of the first successful summit!
up with the top five reasons we want to stay here at Base Camp just a
little bit longer:
5. We love sleeping
on a bed of rocks!
4. -10 degrees is now our comfort zone!
3. We need just a few more days to perfect our "hat head"!
2. It really is such a LONG walk down!
1. We really are holding out for a yeti sighting!
Anyway, we are
staying strong and positive and we feel all the good wishes coming
from all of you across the miles. If we all just think GOOD WEATHER -
I'm sure it will come and mighty Everest will open herself to us and
our amazing message to promote the abilities of all people regardless
of disability or ability!
A message to:
members Put your heads together and send us that vibe that we all felt
on the trail and when we reached Base Camp that amazing April day.
CTD All you amazing
people must have some pull with the mountain gods and goddess - get to
work on that!
Team Everest '03
sponsors and supporters You have been good luck for us in the past and
I know you can do it again for us now!
All the students at
Texas School for the Deaf, Easthampton Middle School, Dripping
Springs, Manchaca Elementary, Jefferson Elementary School and in
Latvia, Japan and around the world - Cross your fingers for us!
is 8:04pm in Nepal. I am in my tent and will be in touch with Gary
Guller again tomorrow at 8am. You can be sure I will be sending all
the details and news when I get it.
Talk to you tomorrow!