Mountain Guides (www.mountainguides.com)
Everest 2002 Expedition
Mountain Guides Everest 2002 Dispatch 10: The
first IMG summit team is taking a rest day today
[May13th] at Camp 2. Sherpas Mingma Ongel
and Danuru moved up to Camp 2 today from Base
Camp. Tomorrow (the 14th) the climbers move
to Camp 3, and Mingma and Danuru move to the South
Col. Five additional Sherpas, led by Ang
Passang, will move tomorrow from BC to Camp 2.
On May 15 Mingma and Danuru will work above the
Col to fix rope, while the IMG climbers and the
additional Sherpas all move to the Col. The
16th is the target day for the first summit
attempt. The Ford team [women's part of the
expedition] is going to wait a couple of days and
let the dust from the stampede to settle a little.
So far everyone is doing fine and the weather
report is encouraging for the next few days!
Simonson Expedition Leader
International Mountain Guides / Expedition 8000