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Everest 2002 Expedition Report March 24th, 2002

Off to Nepal, flying across the Pacific right now, on the first leg of our Everest adventure. After months of preparation and training everyone is super excited to be en route to Everest! It's hard to describe how it feels to be leaving for an Everest climb; overwhelmed with thoughts of so much history, anticipation, time away from home and loved ones....but our goal is definitely worthy! We have a very tight, small, capable team to have a go this spring, and are looking forward to getting high on the hill in some good weather! But of course there are final logistics to attend to first, and a bit of a hike into base camp.

Scott Woolums Adventures International Inc. 

Everest 2002 Expedition Report March 25th 2002, Kathmandu

It's a perfect day in Kathmandu with good weather! All our bags and our team members have arrived: Jack Gerstein, Bruno Rodi, Jason Rodi and myself. We have been sorting through mountains of equipment, and actually sent 3500 lbs of gear into the Khumbu yesterday with most of the Sherpa team. They are a super bunch of guys, lead by Sirdar, Phenden Sherpa. All the Climbing Sherpas have previously either reached the summit of Everest or the South Summit; they are the true heroes of Everest! Andy Broom and Willie Benegas will be leading the other party of our shared permit with their group of 3 also. We’re all excited to get up to the mountains, flying into the Khumbu the day after tomorrow. We plan 12 days trekking from Lukla to base camp to give ourselves lots of time for acclimatization. More soon…

Scott Woolums Adventures International Inc.

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