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Camp III and movin’ on up!

Camp III and movin’ on up!

Good morning SWEETFCers, Kelly here with another update: Seth made it safely to Camp III (23,700 ft) last night after a long, slow trudge up the Lhotse Face.  He said he moved slower than the last time he went up because his pack was heavier this time with supplies for the higher camps.  He ended
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Safely at Camp II and going up

Safely at Camp II and going up

Hello SWEETFCers* – Kelly here with an update: Seth made it through the ice fall yesterday in around 4 hours, rested briefly at Camp I, and then continued on to Camp II.  He said it was unbelievably hot on the way up between the two higher camps – at one point he was hiking in
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Summit bound – Friday the 13th?

Summit bound – Friday the 13th?

Short version: hope to be heading for the summit from Camp IV at the South Col all day long on Thursday (PST or EST – doesn’t matter, I should be moving). Hope to summit around 8pm Thursday the 12th PST. 9am the 13th in Nepal. Tune in if you’re having a slow Thurs and please
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Damai and Kami relaxing at Camp II (photo by Kami Sherpa)

Welcome to this world and assorted news

I’m not sure if it is kosher to post this, but a big congrats to friends Alex and Jennifer Uy,  and a welcome to the world for baby Amelia who was born on the first of May at  7lbs 4oz and 21 inches. I tried to convince Alex a while back that ‘Sethina’ is a
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Going big by going small: How much does Everest cost?  And first summits!

Going big by going small: How much does Everest cost? And first summits!

Americans are burdened with some ugly stereotypes. In general, we tend toward obesity, don’t speak other languages, dance in the streets when we assassinate people, can’t place Europe on the world map, and soon will be ordering ultra mega super big gulps. But I’ve always thought it nice how Americans shy away from asking about
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Work It! High Altitude Swedish Photo Shoot

Linked up with friends from Peak Promotions (Christine, Robin, Jenny, and Oskar) in search of the Pumo Ri base camp. Oscar is a photographer (http://www.kihlborg.se) and was also on the first successful Swedish expedition to summit Everest in 1991. He arrived at base camp ~one week ago to lend support to Robin who will be
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And this is a small block of ice...

Pics from first Trip to Camp III and brief news

Finally made it into Gorak Shep and have an excellent (relatively speaking) net connection on my laptop. Unfortunately – I got sucked into work emails and now I have to run so I can get back before it gets dark. But I did get a good crop of pictures from the trip to Camp III
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Trash and #1 and #2 on Everest South Side

I bailed on walking to Gorak Shep for a second day in a row. All for the better though as it has mostly sleeted and hailed all day. Below is something I wrote a week or so ago, it never posted because the attached image of a toilet tent was highly disliked by my satelite
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Recap of Camp III

Recap of Camp III

It feels good to be back in my tent at base camp. A little like home and a lot like a 5 star hotel compared to the high camps. Tomorrow marks my one month anniversary here. I thought about leaving constantly during my first week. But things have only gotten better. Visiting each high camp
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On Vacation – Back from Camp III

On Vacation – Back from Camp III

Namaste! Just a short note to say I got back earlier today from Camp III with a stopover last night at Camp II. It was a great trip up the mountain. A huge thanks to Damai and Kami Sherpa for helping me get up there and to Pasang Galzen Sherpa for holding down the fort
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