Mountain Experience Everest 2001 Expedition:
Mountain Experience Everest 2001 expedition will have
3 guides and 6 climbers on the team.
The team, led by Jason
Edwards, will attempt to Summit Everest
from the South Side via the Standard Southeast Ridge
route. The expedition will attempt to put a Canadian
father and son team on the summit of Everest, with the
son being the youngest
Canadian to reach the Summit if successful.
Everest Expedition will be a featured expedition on
EverestNews.com in Spring 2001 with full dispatches
from the team.
March 15, 2001, On flight from Seattle to Los Angeles
we're finally "on the road" and headed
towards Bangkok, Thailand, and onward to Kathmandu.
This is our first "official" expedition
dispatch from our 2001 Mt. Everest Expedition, and
we're all looking forward to sharing our adventure
with everyone through EverestNews.com. Although
it's been an exhausting effort with our last minute
expedition preparations, we're excited to begin our
long journey to the base of Mt. Everest...and look
forward to our ascent of the mountain that begins in
wanted to thank those people that have so freely
helped out and lent a hand to assist us, because
without your assistance, even well organized trips
like ours do not happen without help from all sorts of
people, from friends, businesses, climbers, mountain
guides, electricians, doctors, politicians, students,
teachers and many other professionals and individuals.
Without their combined efforts, we wouldn't be headed
to Nepal at the moment, nor have the opportunity to
share it with you through our EverestNews.com
a full hearted "thanks" to our team's family
members, who have supported and helped us all prepare
for our adventure in many different ways. And yes...it
was really difficult to say goodbye to our families
when departing--it's just one of those things on a
long trip like this that never seems to get easy.
week, I'll be able to forward several photos of our
preparations in Kathmandu, our team and the local
area. Kathmandu is a city full of intense contrasts
and strong cultural and religious ties. I'm looking
forward to seeing "K-du" again, and to see
what changes have occurred since my last visit there
in 1997. I hope too, to send you some more text files
throughout the week, bringing you up to date on our
activities in Nepal.
looking forward to sharing our expedition with
EverestNews.com, and I imagine we'll have our share of
ups and downs while on the mountain. Through our
dispatches though, we'll try and minimize those
"bumps," and keep our thoughts and reports
focused on our task at hand; to safely and
successfully climb to and from the summit of Mt.
Everest. As a last note here, our reports will focus
only on our own team, and we will not be reporting on
other teams on Everest at the same time. We are
mountain guides, and we don't view ourselves as
reporters, nor do we feel capable of accurately
reporting what others are doing on the mountain. With
that in mind, we will share our team's experiences
with you all, which is something we feel that we can
it for now mis amigos. Max and I are going to drink
down another orange juice here on the flight and try
to catch a little sleep.
2001 Mt. Everest Expedition Leader
Experience Everest 2001 Expedition
Experience Everest 2001 Expedition: The