Dispatch Two: Chinese SOHU Expedition arrives at
Everest Base Camp
Mr. Wang Yongfeng, leader of
Chinese SOHU Expedition, lead some climbers to in Everest North Side Base Camp
in the morning April 4th, and returned to Dingri County in the afternoon. Mr.
Wang Yongfeng told us that Chinese Base Camp had been built, and run
effectively, where five washrooms which benefit Environmental Protection were
fixed and tested. Other team members went for an acclimatization hike up the
famous XieGeer monastery.
There were not only many
expeditions all over the world in Everest Base Camp, but also some peddlers
who opened a business formally and sold all kinds of goods. In short, Everest
Base Camp was active and all people were busy now.
According to what he told us,
New Zealand [more about this soon] had more than 70 persons, because they
would honor the 50th anniversary of Hillary and Tensing’s first ascent of
Mount Everest by broadcasting their mountaineering activities live.
In the evening, Mr. Wang
announced that all members who did acclimatization training in Dingri County
would go into Everest Base Camp in April 6th, other than a journalist from an
illustrated periodical who went back because he got a cold, leading to a lung