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Everest 2002 Expedition Report April 29th, 2002

Well we’re stuck in BC another day. Heavy snow is covering the mountain, so we are effectively stopped for the moment. We had planned to move to Camp 2 today, then onto Camp 3 after a rest day for our last acclimatization trip up before the summit. Hopefully we'll have some good weather tomorrow. The Sherpas are all down except for 2 who remain in Camp 2 watching camp. Yesterday Phenden and Pemba were successful in fixing lines up near the Yellow band above Camp 3. So the route is almost in now to the South Col. We hope to be up there (Camp 3) in a few days.
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All expeditions on the mountain are shut down right now, with people stuck in Camps 2 and 3. This storm has not been as violent as the last one where Camp 2 took a beating in high winds. Right now it’s just accumulating lots of snow with winds up to 30 in Camp 2. We’re all happy to be here at our relatively luxurious Basecamp. Our biggest problem is starting to watch the same DVD movies for the second time now. Anyway, we all have some extra time to recover well from our last 3 times up to higher altitude. Waiting and watching it snow are today’s activities!

Scott Woolums
Adventures International Inc.

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