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