Dan Mazur's Kangchenjunga Spring 2002

11 May Dispatch: Today the weather cleared, it was a fine sunny day. Chris, Paul, and Stu made it up to Camp 3 at the base of the rockband. Mike, Malte and Steve went to Camp 1. Mark broke a tooth eating an Apricot from Costco Stores and due to the pain he descended to basecamp with Tek and Galu. The other team members rested at basecamp.

12 May dispatch: Today we had some more perfect weather. Chris and Stu did a fine job fixing the remainder of the rope on the rockband. Paul had a rest day at Camp 3. Mike and Malte went further up to Camp 2. Due to severe diarrhea Steve had to descend back to basecamp. The other members relaxed at basecamp. Felix and Ivan were doing a photo session on the boulders around basecamp and the beautiful sunset.

13 May dispatch: The fine weather spell continues. Mike, Malte, and Paul traveled up the rockband and established Camp 4 at an altitude of 7200 meters. Chris and Stu rested at the ice cave under the rockband, our camp 3. Ivan, Julio, Felix and Dorje walked up to camp 2 almost collapsing under the heat on the plateau. Dan, Ian, and Steve rested at basecamp. Ian seems to have recovered from the dysentery, whilst Steve is now suffering from it. Mark and Tek left basecamp to commence the journey back to Kathmandu. 

14th May dispatch: Another day of great weather. Mike, Malte and Paul returned to Camp 2 after an acclimatisation night at Camp 4 at 7200 meters. Chris and Stu climbed to Camp 4 to spend a night. Ivan, Julio and Felix also climbed to camp 4 to drop a load and returned back to Camp 2. Dan, Ian and Galu walked to camp 1. Steve remained recovering in basecamp.

PS. We are presently in east Nepal, climbing the world's third highest peak, "Kangchenjunga". The name means "The Five Treasures of the Snow God" and the mountain is indeed a treasure in itself. You may wish to follow the daily progress of our expedition at: http://www.everestnews.com/kang2002.htm  We try to update this website each week, with reports of what happened to each member, on a particular day. 

Thank you very much. Cheers for now. Yours
Sincerely, Daniel Mazur from http://www.SummitClimb.com

Please join us in watching the "live-update" status of 2002 climbing expeditions to Nepal and Tibet on: http://www.everestnews.com/kang2002.htm

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