Dispatches 37

Summit Climb (South Side) The first team have now descended to Camp 2. The second team is in Camp 4 ready for tonight’s 7pm summit attempt. Summit Climb report that there are approx 50 tents at the South Col Camp and that the weather there is beautiful. 360 Expeditions (South Side) Jo Bradshaw is now in Base Camp after her

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Woman dies on Everest

Mount Everest witnessed another casualty after an Australian woman climber died near the Camp IV on Nepal side on Saturday, officials confirmed. Dr Maria Elizabeth Strydom lost her life after she suffered from snow blindness followed by stroke, according to Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a liaison officer deputed by the Department of Tourism at the Everest base camp. The Australian national was

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Dispatches 36

Alpenglow Expeditions (North Side) Adrian is at Advanced Base Camp on his summit attempt. Adventure Peaks (North Side) Yesterday (19th May) the team arrived into Camp 1 were they stayed the night. Today (20th May) they intend to ascend to Camp 2 for the night and then Camp 3 the day after. They are aiming to be on the summit

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Dispatches 35

Altitude Junkies (South Side) This morning 16 members of the Altitude Junkies team stood on the summit of Everest. All the team members and Sherpas are now back at Camp 4 and will probably descend to Camp 2 tomorrow after a nights rest. Summit Climb (South Side) The Summit Climb Everest Team 1 reached the top of Everest this morning.

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Sherpa Falls to his Death

A Nepalese Sherpa guide, accompanying Indian soldiers in their attempt to summit the world’s fourth-highest peak Lhotse Face, died today after he slipped and fell 2,000 metres while fixing ropes during the expedition. Ang Furba Sherpa, 25, died after slipping over the Lhotse Face, said Thupden Sherpa, manager of Arun Treks & Expeditions. The deceased fell onto the Camp II

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Dispatches 34

360 Expeditions (South Side) Jo and Rolfe are now at the South Col Camp with the intention of going for the summit late tonight (18th May). High Adventure Expeditions (South Side) The team are currently on their way to the South Col Camp. Jagged Globe (South Side) The team have now left Base Camp and are making their way home.

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Everest Writer in Residence

Matt Dickinson, author of The Everest Files was invited by Jagged Globe to Mount Everest Base Camp to be their official ‘writer-in-residence’. Matt is no stranger to Mount Everest, he reached the summit back in 1996 on the North side during the terrible storm that sadly killed 8 climbers on the South side. To read Matt’s account of what it

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Mount Everest is a Circus

The son of a legendary Nepalese Mount Everest guide lashed out at the “circus” the climb has become, with some Sherpas risking their lives to carry coffee machines and TVs up the mountain for high-paying clients. “[Last week] nine Sherpas climbed Everest and basically set the route to the summit,” Tenzing Norbu told NBC News. “All the client has to

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Dispatches 33

Summit Climb (South Side) Team A are at the South Col waiting for the right moment. It is said to be windy up there. Team B have arrived into Camp 2 for their summit attempt. Adventure Peaks (North Side) The team are due to leave Base Camp tomorrow (17th May) for their summit attempt.

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Dispatches 32

Kenton Cool Expedition (South Side) Kenton and Rob are safely of the mountain and have started their trip home. Jagged Globe (South Side) All members of the expedition are now back in Base Camp after a successful climb. Over the next few days they will depart from Base Camp and head home. Altitude Junkies (South Side) The Altitude Junkies team

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