NEWSLETTERS - Everest 2007

Newsletter 511 May 2007

Things are firming up for our summit attempts.
David Tait reports in this afternoon that he has arrived in ABC to begin his exciting double traverse attempt. He hopes to summit ahead of us and catch the second weather window we are shooting for (after the 20th) to return from the Nepal side of the mountain.

The balance of the climbing team are logging a few more rest days here in Base Camp before heading back up to ABC for summit attempts.

Today many of us took a truck ride down-valley to lower elevations and a picnic in the sun on the grass by a stream: a great break from Base Camp life and an opportunity for some cricket.

Regards,
Fred Ziel