Daily Dispatches

Title: Everest Expedition 2008 Spring

14 May 2008: Weather permitting we will start our summit push on May 19th...

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Today is the first of several rest days prior to our summit attempt. Even though it is a rest day for me it is not for our Sherpa’s. Kame, Mingmar and Pemba went back up to camp two today. They will make their first carry up to camp four tomorrow. Ngima will join them back at camp two tomorrow afternoon.

The current plan is for all four Sherpa’s (including Pemba – camp two cook) to make a second carry to camp four on the 16th. At that point camp three and four will be ready for our summit push. On the 16th they will all come back to base camp for two well needed rest days.

Weather permitting we will start our summit push on May 19th. Summit day would than be May 21st – 22nd.