Madness Everest Expedition 2002
Reporting from Everest Base Camp - May
Everest team has completed their final acclimation
climb and is currently resting at base camp. Our
team is feeling strong and excited about the
summit push in the next few days. At base camp the
climbers will rest, eat and prepare for the summit
climb. Part of the preparation is going over
our oxygen systems to make sure everyone can
operate their oxygen supply during their summit
push. Julio Bird celebrated his 52nd birthday at
base camp today (May 9th). Julio originally from
Puerto Rico and will be the first Puertrican to
summit Everest if successful.
previous experience is going a long way towards
making his performance on the mountain successful.
Our summit team will consists of Hector Ponce de
Leon, Charlie Fowler, Julio Bird, Matthew Holt,
Andy Colyer, and four Mountain Madness Climbing
Sherpas, Lakpa Gelu, Lama Jangbu, Nima Gombu and
Lakpa. If the conditions on the mountain cooperate
and the climbers remain healthy, the entire team
will begin the summit push on May 11th or 12th.
Summit day is expected to be approximately May
15th or 16th. We wish our team a safe and
successful summit climb!
Mountain Madness, Inc.