Mt Everest 2008   

 
 

This page is intended to update family, friends and colleagues of myself. I shall be leaving Melbourne on April 2 and hopefully leaving Kathmandu on April 5 to start the trek into Base Camp. Last time this took 9 days and so there is unlikely to be any significant update until we arrive in Base Camp (BC).


I shall be climbing with Mark and Travis. Mark and I have been on many adventures together and look forward to attempting to reach the summit of Mt Everest. Travis is my brother and I have climbed before with him and the three of us had an adventure of sorts in Switzerland last year around Zermatt.


Henry is our team leader and normally will have updates at www.ice8000.com


Mark and I first met Henry when we climbed Cho Oyu (Nepal/Tibet 8205m) in 2002. We climbed to The Balcony at ~8500m in 2005 when we were turned around because of a tragedy within our team. We both were feeling strong at the time and feel that the summit is within our reach. We learnt a lot about Mt Everest on that trip and have been waiting for the opportunity to head back.


Speaking of opportunities, Travis is joining us and has a strong fitness background and technical abilities. I think he should have minimal troubles on this adventure.

The rest of the team will be introduced once I am in BC with updates and hopefully photos from the walk in.


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Mt Everest 2008