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EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« on: May 24 2006, 20:45 »

Thought maybe start a new thread for Summit Push
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Re: Harry’s summit push - MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 24 2006, 22:57 »

You read my mind, smrtnupp, I was going to do the same thing.

Harry just called Romke.

"Harry just called to say that he, Thomas, Lincoln and three Sherpa's are about to start their summit push! They expect to leave within the next half hour. The weather is fantastic, the sky is clear and there is hardly any wind. I'm amazed by how well he sounded. He said all six can feel their health slowly deteriorating from being at 8300 meters, but unlike last year he sounded healthy, strong and ready for the ascent and determined to make a quick descent afterwards."

Good luck guys, may the weather gods continue to smile down upon you!

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smrtnupp – here is a link that will convert the time of where you live to Tibet time automatically. Check the two clocks in the top right corner of the page. http://everest.open.ac.uk/sounds/list.php
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 25 2006, 01:40 »

Well, they are on their way!

Right now they are climbing the steep steep face of the ridge, alternating using the ice axe and, scrambling on rocks using both their hands.  This could take as long as 4 hours, before they reach the flat top of the ridge.

This is the part of the whole climb where you realize how insane you are, doing this in the dark, little sleep, and extreme altitude.  After that is the 1st step (harder than advertised).

From Romke, here is Harry's location:

http://www.sightoneverest.com/blog/uploads/wpt060524.jpg

Great job, guys!

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 25 2006, 02:53 »

OK Harry, bring me back an EVEREST ROCK.........   
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Thomas has passed
« Reply #4 on: May 25 2006, 11:54 »

Very sad news.  I believe Thomas has passed away.  I am shocked.

Listen to Lorenzo's blog for more information.

http://everest.open.ac.uk/sounds/list.php

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 25 2006, 11:57 »

Yes John I just heard it prior to you posting. this is terrible
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Re: Thomas
« Reply #6 on: May 25 2006, 12:03 »

Harry should be reporting information and let us know what happened. Family and friends will need to be notified of any news regarding Thomas. It might be a little while before we hear from Harry or Alex.

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 25 2006, 12:04 »

Yes, I was wondering why no news.  It is 2:00 pm right now over there.  I thought Harry would blog from the summit, but then I thought maybe his phone froze.  So I checked other sites.

I think we all felt like we knew Thomas, following him and Harry on their journey.

God works in mysterious ways.  My best goes out.  John
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 25 2006, 12:15 »

Let us pray the rest come down safely.  I am extremely worried.

Yes, though you may never meet them, you feel you know them.   

I feel quite sick and upset.
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Re: Harry's return
« Reply #10 on: May 25 2006, 14:43 »

Pease pray for Harry's safe return, as we all wait for further news.

We are with you Harry.  John
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Re: waiting for more news
« Reply #11 on: May 25 2006, 16:54 »

Keep the faith for their safety.

http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=2116
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 25 2006, 17:27 »

Photos now arrived from Lorenzo - having fun sorting out the captions!

No more news on Harry and co yet.

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 25 2006, 21:16 »

Lorenzo's Blog on Thomas is no longer on the site?
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 25 2006, 23:08 »

http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=3293

The story is apparently unconfirmed. Lorenzo's posts have been taken off the blog. It is a small glimmer of hope, but yet, still something to hope for. Abu Dhabi is praying for the safe return of Thomas, Harry and the team. Our prayers go out to them. If anyone finds out ANYTHING that is confirmed, please post it.

God is great, and we pray that he brings our boys home safely.

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 25 2006, 23:25 »

Alex Abramov the leader of the russian expedition has just confirmed on his website the dire facts. Two climbers died today - Thomas is one of them. Harry seems to be safely back down to 7000m.
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
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Re: EVEREST 2006 - News from Alex Abramov
« Reply #17 on: May 25 2006, 23:37 »

This is devastating news.  My heart goes out to all family and friends of these two brave climbers who were trying to live their dream.

I am relieved that Harry is O.K.  I can only imagine how he is feeling about all that has just transpired.  Absolutely devastating.  You are in my thoughts, Harry.  Get back down this mountain safely.  I am also thinking of Alex; as he deals with some of the burdens of this tragic situation.

http://www.7summits-club.com/index.php3?id=27&idi=122&action=showfull

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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #18 on: May 25 2006, 23:37 »

Is there any OFFICIAL translation, as the whole website is in Russian. Please let me know. Thank you.
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Re: EVEREST SUMMIT HARRY MAY 2006!!!
« Reply #19 on: May 25 2006, 23:48 »

No, there is no translation as yet. But it should soon be posted here:

http://www.7summits-club.com/


I can translate here the main jist:
Apparently, Thomas, Harry and sherpas got stuck 50m (vertical) below the summit, because Thomas completely lost his sight and could not traverse the rocks at 8800m The team turned down at 9:30. At 12:20 Harry radioed from the second step that Thomas collapsed after saying "I am dead". He stopped breathing at 12:40....
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