Guller with one arm has reached the top of the WORLD!
The Following 1 member
& 4 Sherpas of "Team Everest 2003 Expedition" team has been successful
to climb the summit of 8848m. high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) on 23 May.
2003 at 12:15 PM.
Name of the Summiteers
1. Mr. Gary John
Guller (36 Yrs), Leader, Austin, Texas, USA.
2. Mr. Nim Dawa Sherpa
(40 Yrs), Sirdar, Gudel-5, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
3. Mr. Pem Tenji
Sherpa (39 Yrs), HAS, Sotang-6, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
4. Mr. Da Nima Sherpa
(31 Yrs), HAS, Bhakanje-2, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
5. Mr. Namgya Sherpa
(32 Yrs), HAS, Lelep-8, Taplejung, Nepal.
Mr. Gary John Guller
has been the successful summiter of Mt. Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) without
The 7 members "Team
Everest 2003 Expedition" team was permitted to climb 8848 Meter high
Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) from South East Ridge for the period of
Seventy-five days from 3 April 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Gary
John Guller (36 Yrs) from Austin, Texas, USA.
on the way up!
Namaste! It is 9:48pm
here at Everest Base Camp, and our Camp Two Cook just received word from
our climbers, which he relayed to me.
Gary Guller and
Gary Scott along with our climbing Sherpa departed Camp Four at 7pm
(approximately 8am CST this morning No. American time) and began their
climb to the summit! From Base Camp, the skies are clear and full of
stars. They reported a little bit of wind higher up, but so far the
weather seems to be cooperating. You all know what to do - think
positive thoughts, cross your fingers for great weather and visualize
success for our amazing team!
This team is like
nothing I have ever witnessed, let alone been a part of before. The
Sherpa here at Base Camp and I speak often about the amazing experience
of the Challenge Trek and how it changed us all for the better. We are
now reaching the climax of the second phase of this amazing journey,
which will hopefully change many more lives and policies. The message of
the unlimited potential of individuals with disabilities will be shouted
from the top of the world for all to hear - I know you will be
Gary G., Gary S., Nima
Dawa, Namgya, Karma, Tenji, and Da Nima have touched me in a way that I
never expected. I am a better person for knowing them and being a part
of this expedition. I am confident that the rest of the world will say
the same as these amazing and dedicated people push their bodies and
minds to the absolute limits in order to spread the message that no one,
regardless of ability or disability, should be denied their dreams
Now is the time. We
here on the mountain and at CTD need you more than ever. Reach down
deep to support us financially and in spirit as we make history!
More dispatches to come
as I get news from the mountain - it is going to be a long, but
Christine Kane Team