Everest 2002 Expedition
a Ski Descent planned!
Wednesday, 8 May 2002, Voice mail message from Jim
at ABC: Jim and Scott were going up to Camp 1 today,
spend the night, then go to Camp 2 and set it up.
They also hope to carry some gear up to Camp 3 at
8,200 meters (26,900 feet) before returning to ABC
and BC to rest up for a summit push. They plan to
spend 5-6 days at the upper camps before returning
to ABC and BC. This climb to set up the upper camps
was delayed while they waited for replacement gear
arrival. Unfortunately, only 2-man (not 3-man) tents
has left the expedition, citing lack of team
cohesion, decision making and climbing logistics
differences. No further details were provided.
further word has been heard from Sony about
replacing the failed Sony unit, but the other major
manufacturer we are working with has asked for the
address to ship the unit to in Kathmandu.