Namaste from Base Camp,
Sorry we have been out of touch - we have had power and electrical
issues up here. The summit team will be arriving into Base camp today
and we plan to be back in Kathmandu on the 28th.
It is with great sadness
that we report the loss of Karma Gylzen Sherpa, age 28, one of the
talented and dedicated Climbing Sherpas on our team and our wonderful
and good friend. Karma became ill, suffering abdominal pain at Camp
Four, and appeared to be improving after descending to Camp Two. Despite
the vigorous efforts of many brave people, Karma died on 24 May at
7:30pm near Camp One before reaching Base Camp.
Our gratitude to those
who worked so hard to help Karma. Our love and support to Karma's
family. We will post more detailed information on the website as it
becomes available and will be setting up a fund to benefit Karma's
Sincerely, Team Everest