Thursday, May 20, 2010

Makalu 2010 Summit Push Under Way!

From Stu in the USA office
May 20, 2010

Our team has begun the summit push today and already reached C2 in good shape. Fabrzio called in from his tent where he was brewing up supper and making plans for the big day to C3 tomorrow. Everyone in our team is feeling very well and moving strongly so we are hopeful that the winds will allow them a good chance to summit.

The hope is to move to C3 (6400m) on the 21st and then C4 (7600m) on the 22nd with hopes of topping out on the 23rd. Unfortunately the very latest weather reports indicate higher winds on 23 than hoped for so our team will consider a summit bid from C3 on the 22nd. There are teams with plans for summiting on 22, 23 and 24 so no matter what day they go they are likely to have some company!

Fabrizio has left a few audio dispatches but there seems to be a glitch with Gabcast just now and they are being cut short. I have added audio dispatch below and you can enjoy at least the start of a good dispatch! Fabrizio will try to put a few shorter ones up as they make there way so check in often!

Wish our team luck and gentle winds!!

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