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Dispatch #10 IMG Team

Evening of the 24th (Base Camp time)

John Race just called down from Camp 3 and talked to Scott at ABC.  Scott just called Eric Simonson on the satellite phone and reports that the guided team (JR, Slate, Bruce, Chris, Olivia) are settled in at Camp 3 and ready to start for the summit early tomorrow morning.  Their three Sherpas will come up from Camp 2 and meet them at C3 in the morning (the Sherpas would rather climb from C2 than C3).  Each guided climber has oxygen at Camp 3 for sleeping on tonight, and for climbing tomorrow.  Their goal for tomorrow is to go to the summit, then descend to Camp 2.  The second team (Mike and Reid, and one Sherpa) are at Camp 2 now, and will move up to Camp 3 tomorrow, and hope for the summit the next day (the 26th).  Scott and Steve are at ABC and will start for the summit tomorrow.

Eric Simonson

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