Newsletter 27 May 2002
Despite recurring technical issues with electricity generation & regulation, coupled with failing radios and computers (thus no e-mail communication), the expedition is progressing well.
Last telephone reports from Russell had camps 1, 2 & 3 (7900m) installed with all equipment at camp 3 ready to establish camp 4. The climbers are well and acclimatizing to schedule.
The high winds mentioned in the previous release are not note worthy. In recent years, Everest has been exposed to unusually low wind speeds during the spring season. This year the wind speed is just back to normal.
North Col Teams
The first North Col team saw 2 of 3 reach the Col.
The second team (Jagged Globe) saw two drop out before ABC and two reach the Col. The Third and final team are now at Lhasa.