Madness Everest Expedition 2002
Guide Charlie Fowler reporting for Mountain Madness
been in Kathmandu the last few days getting ready to
head up towards Everest. We have a big group -
10 trekkers going to basecamp, 4 climbers going
through the icefall to camp 2, and 4 climbers trying
for the top. With me is Hector Ponce de Leon
of Mexico, climbing leader, and Raliegh Coburn,
trekking leader. All the team members are
doing well and psyched to get into the mountains!
Our summit team looks strong: Hector and I believe
everyone has a good chance of making the top.
We fly to Lukla tomorrow morning; from there we will
spend about 10 days on the trail up to basecamp.
our group, there will be about 14 other expeditions
on the south side of Everest. There are about 25
expeditions heading to the north side this spring,
will sent some updates as I can. We expect to
be making our summit bid in mid-May.