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Update 5/18/2002: Charlie Fowler reporting from base camp May 18th...

The Mountain Madness team has returned to base camp safely. Everyone is doing well and will leave base camp tomorrow. The team will
be back in Kathmandu on May 22. 

On May 16th around midnight our team left the south col. Matthew Holt decided to stay at camp 4. Hector Ponce de Leon, Charlie Fowler, Julio Bird, Andy Colyer, Lakpa Gelu, Lama Jangbu and Nima Gombu left for the summit. At the south summit, Andy decided he went far enough and returned to camp 4. Charlie, Julio, Lakpa Gelu, Lama Janbu summited Everest shortly before 11am. Charlie, Julio, Lakpa, Janbu headed down to meet Andy. Hector arrived a short time later at the summit.

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