Saturday, May 13, 2006

24hr Delay

Just a quick update for those awaiting news of their loved ones – the teams made it to camp 2 and 3 respectively, but had to spend 2 nights at these camps as the winds were higher in the morning than expected. Today they headed up to camps 3 and 4, ready for the first summit attempt tonight. This all worked out nicely for the film crew as we have been deeply buried in a cloud and plenty of snow lower down, so any thoughts of long lens’ and microwave links to base camp would have been out of the question – we also shot our obligatory Everest snow storm, so no complaints from us.
As for the climbers, another night at altitude is unlikely to have helped anyone, particularly those at camp 3, like Mogens who is making his attempt without oxygen. Those at camp 2 may however have benefited from an extra day’s rest after the long slog up to 2... but that is just idle speculation from lower down. They all seem in fine spirits over the radio, so fingers crossed.
Brett our US fireman hit the wall on the way to camp 2, so sensibly turned around knowing that this altitude game is just not for him. A real shame, but he almost seems relieved now that the ordeal is over.
Gonna be a long couple of nights listening to the radio… Barny

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Barny, Thank you very much for this update. We are so happy to have news from the Himex teams. Many people think about you and send their love. God bless you all.
Caroline (Gerard's daughter)

3:00 am  
Anonymous Joel, Cathleen, & Em said...

Terry O' and Team-
We're sending you positive vibes for a successful summit push and safe return. You bring the pictures and stories...beers and burritos on us!
Peace. J,C & lil'E

8:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Wayne (Cowboy)

Hope all is going well - we're all looking forward to you getting back home. Keep Safe. Love Tash and Tom xx

1:54 pm  
Blogger wanda said...

Hey Brett,
You are our hero-summit or no summit. To face this challenge head on, know your limits and dream your dream is something few can say. I'm proud to call you my bro.
Be safe, come home soon. In and Out is calling
Wanda

9:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yalla Max, courage courage courage. Natrinak

10:16 pm  
Anonymous Dale(NZ Soundie) said...

Hey Barney and crew.
Just got news yesterday that Mark & Cowboy summited. Hope all went well for the filming, and that you guys managed to keep safe & well. Take care getting back down again.
Dale (NZ SOundie)

5:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Uncle Wayne

You are our hero we think you are pretty amazing. Can't wait to hear your stories. Have a safe trip down and home. See you soon. Love Tash and Tom xxxx

Well done we are very proud of your huge achievement.
Take Care. Love Jen and Marc

5:33 am  
Anonymous amanda said...

Darling Ed

If you are back at BC today - please keep trying me. I'm in a studio and my phone will be turned off most of the day - I'll keep checking. I so want to talk to you - I love you and I miss you and I can't wait for you to come home.

Ax

12:44 pm  
Anonymous Louise said...

Dear Ed
Im so proud of you. It must be amazing. cant wait to hear all the stories.

x Louise

3:39 am  

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