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24 // Jobs on the Mountain
on the Mountain
are many jobs that need to be done on the mountain in
order for the expedition to run smoothly.
- Lead Sherpa
Baker and Pastry Chef
expedition leader was Pasquale Scaturro from Denver,
over a year now, Pasquale has been in charge of
putting the entire expedition together.
He has conducted our team meetings, put
together our budget, itineraries for travel and
climbing, contacted sponsorships, etc.
While we are on the mountain he will be in
charge of the climbing schedule.
He will make the calls on the mountain as
to when we move or stay put, which gear and supplies
need to be where and when, plus many others.
Sherpa was our lead Sherpa or Sirdar and he is from
was in charge of all the Sherpa that will be a
part of our expedition.
The Sherpas will carry loads for us, set up
camps, fix the climbing ropes, cook, and hopefully
give us some back rubs and messages!
They are very important on the mountain and
extremely strong climbers.
team doctor was Steve Gipe from Bozeman, Montana.
He monitored the health conditions of all
the members of the expedition while on the mountain.
He gave us important information
about the proper shots and medication we took before we
left and while we were on the
took care of any accidents or other medical
emergencies if needed during the climb.
of the climbers was in charge of setting up camps,
hauling loads, setting up fixed lines, routed finding
and doing some of the cooking, especially hire up on
the mountain. They
provided support for our team but other
teams as well, if needed.
along with Maurice Perot, was be the base camp
manager for the expedition.
The following duties are the responsibility of
the base camp manager.
Officer While in Base Camp
of all team expenses while in base camp. This will be
done out of a cash box that is kept with local
to Sherpas for returning oxygen bottles
of mail runner
additional puja items (juniper bush, incense etc)
additional items such as medicine, food, beer soda
team needs while in base camp and costs money, payment
is handled by
of All Food Supplies & Equipment
restocking of necessary food items (fresh food,
(or as needed) inventory of food supplies to
ensure the camp is well stocked, but not over or
under. Dining tent should always have enough
snacks, tea, etc. within easy grasp.
all equipment and food for movement up mountain.
with menu for Sherpa cooks.
of Sherpa Health Issues and Assistance with Team
that Sherpas and cooks or anyone associated with
food preparation is following proper hygiene to
ensure food does not get contaminated.
that eating area is always CLEAN and ready for the
can be accomplished getting the Sherpas into a
habit of being clean with the food and eating
that water (preferably warm) and soap are always
available for hand washing prior to eating or
entering the dining tent.
that the cooking areas are kept clean and free of
rotting food or other debris.
the proper filtration of team cooking and drinking
maintenance of all tents to prevent high winds
from knocking them down.
This consists of checking the guy wires and
keeping them taught as they tend to loosen from
the glacial movement.
of power generation equipment.
If we use a generator, this includes
supervision of the transfer of fuel (using a
filter system) from the transportation containers
to the camp storage containers.
Checking the fuel level and topping off
we use solar, you will be taught how to use the
of 12-volt batteries.
equipment as necessary.
Base Camp communications with team members at
communications with agent in Kathmandu.
log of daily team activities.
outgoing mail for runner.
log of environmental accomplishments; i.e., number
of oxygen bottles, fuel canisters, amount of
weekly dispatches on team progress for the
Nepalese Liaison Officer, writing the summit
report and the final expedition report.
with independent trekkers who wander into camp.
with other teams.
"getting off mountain" needs of
climbers/staff when needed.
camp cook will be one of the Sherpa.
They are responsible for keeping our bodies
fueled and our bellies plump!
They will prepare all of our meals at base camp
and again at camp two, which is our Advance Base Camp.
Hot tea with yak milk is always nice to have
first thing in the morning!
Baker and Pastry Chef
Bull, the wife of climber Brad Bull, will also be a
base camp manager.
Reba is a high school Spanish teacher in
Denver, Colorado and will provide our team with some
incredible food baked in a solar oven.
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