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  Snowboard Everest Autumn 2003 Dispatch Index


Dispatch One: After a sleepless week of pre departure madness in Jackson, long lines in the airport with massive bags of gear... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch Two: After six days in Kathmandu, we are finally leaving for Tibet, China. The past six days have been filled with a patch work of tasks.... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch Three: We finally headed out of Kathmandu after a longer than expected wait. En route we were abruptly stopped 52 KM out of town by a large mudslide that occurred the night before. There was no word when it would be cleared. This was an unusual place for a slide and the dozer was no where in site. Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch Four: After a few days of rest in Tingri, we bounced around our Land Cruiser until our dusty road finally ended at the Chinese Everest Basecamp. From here, we will be hiking up to our Advanced Basecamp (18,500ft) on the Rongbuk Glacier trailed by a small army of yaks.  Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch Five: Yak Trains and ABC... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch Six: Dukpa Chechi... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: A few more pictures are here

Dispatch Seven: Tele Dreamin' Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Dispatch: On August 6, Eric, Jimmy and I climbed Changzheng, 6977 meters, with Jimmy and I getting to the top, or at least as near to the top as we were comfortable.. Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Dispatch: Returning yesterday from Camp I at 19,300 ft, to ABC at 18,500ft I could not help but stop and feel the difference in air temperature and humidity at the lower elevation. Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Dispatch: Getting High: We just arrived back to ABC after spending three nights (15th to 17th) at 6,600 meters on the shoulder of Changzheng Peak (6,977 meters). Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Dispatch The waiting game...: &content=On August 20th the three of us, with Mr. Zhao, headed north for the town of Shigar (14,200ft). Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures: More Pictures from the last few days...

Dispatch Oxygenless advantages... As we pined away the hours in our Marmot Lair tent I reread our dispatch from the 25th and realized I failed to mention the advantages of not using oxygen after stating some of the disadvantages, or potential dangers, of not using oxygen. Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch: On the way up !  at 10 PM MST 8/27/2003, Jimmy, Eric, Lakpa, Kami, and Stephen are planning to leave to attempt the Japanese couloir... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch: Snowboarders the push and turn back!

Dispatch: Another day... the story of the summit push...

Dispatch: New Snow

Dispatch: "This is Eric Henderson with the Snowboard Everest Expedition calling on September 4. It feels like fall up here in the high Himalaya. The harvest moon is rising in the west and we're dreaming of clear weather... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch: The second summit push is underway... Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Dispatch: back down safe

Dispatch: On the North Face, We stood breathless after hacking out small platforms to stand on in the steep snow. We were several thousand feet up the north face. The sun was lighting up the east faces of the surrounding peaks as we sank our axes into buried ice for anchors. Check here for the rest of the dispatch.

Pictures copyright Stephen Koch' Autumn Everest 2003 expedition
 
 







 

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