May Dispatch: The weather blew hard through
the night and covered camp 2, lying in a protected
spot, with spindrift. By morning the tough Ozark
tents were nearly covered, except for the last 20 centimeters.
Galu and Dan and Jangbu awoke at 7:00 am and
descended to basecamp, the others, tired from the
yesterday's rescue, decided to take a rest day.
Galu was fine upon reaching basecamp, four hours
before Dan and Jangbu. The glacier had greatly
changed below camp 2, with massive new crevasse
opening, especially on the 6000 meter plateau.
May Dispatch: Mike and Paul and Chris and Stu
climbed through the rockband, to camp at camp 4.
Malte rested at camp 2, deciding he would wait for
Ivan and Julio and Felix's next attempt on the
summit. The rest of the team rested in
May Dispatch: Chris and Stu climbed up to camp
5 and then picked up a tent and kept going to the
base of the croissant, just below 8000 meters,
they shoveled a small platform, put up the tent
and got in it, waiting for their early morning
summit bid. They called it "camp 6".
Mike and Paul walked up to and went to sleep at
camp 5. Felix and Julio and Ivan left basecamp
early in the morning and made it to camp 2 to
sleep for the night. Malte waited for them at camp
2. Everyone else rested in base. The weather was
mixed: wind, clouds, snow, and sun.
24: Mr. Christopher Hugh Grasswick (1962), climber
from Cold Lake, Canada, one of the members of American
Kanchenjunga Expedition, slipped from 8400 meter &
died while he was descending with Mr. Stuart
Alexander Findlay (1961) Ropes Access Technician from
Edinburgh Seq., UK., after their successful ascent of
8586 meter high Mt. Kanchenjunga Main on 24th May at
around 4 PM.
Christopher Hugh Grasswick was one of the members of
12 member American Kanchenjunga Expedition team, which
was permitted to climb 8586 - meter high Mt.
Kanchenjunga from North Face under the leadership of
Mr. Daniel Mazur (1960), Doctor from Seattle,
Washington, USA during the Spring Season of 2002.
by office of Bikrum Pandey for EverestNews.com
We have not received an UPDATE from Dan since May
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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