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Title: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: The Big Girl on May 20 2006, 18:29
Hello all  FBs out there and well wishers
I spoke to Noel at 7.00pm Tibet time.
 
Both Lorenzo and Noel arrived 8300m around
5.30pm Tibet time their plan is to rest and
rise at 10 pm to prepare all the water etc with
an est departure time of  12 midnight for summit attempt
(weather pemitting ) Noel sounded great quite excited I will
post you all once I have any news .....fingers crossed


tata
Lynne
 :) ;) :D ;D

Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 20 2006, 19:02
I've just annotated Lorenzo's recordings from Camp 3 at 8300m. Conditions sound excellent, so they're not going to hang around. Will be a little while until his next message.

Chris.
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 21 2006, 00:34
IT'S SHOW TIME!!!!

Finger permanently crossed!

Good luck, boys!

MC ;D

p.s. Thanks so much for the updates, Chris and "Big Girl".
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Shirley & Claude on May 21 2006, 00:59
To Noel and Lorenzo

Listening to Lorenzo's radio blog, we are with you in 'spirit' if not in body.

The views sound superb......and the menu doesn't seem too bad either!!

Not far to go now - onwards and upwards>>>>>>

Love and all our best wishes to you both,

Shirley & Claude

 :lol) O0 >:D

Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Mountain John on May 21 2006, 09:24
this is so exciting.  will be waiting for more news.

by the way, midnight Tibet time is 10:00 pm Nepal time (actually 9:45), so that is not too late. 

I think these bastards are going to make it.  Mountain John
Title: Re:Team "A" - some have summited!!!
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 21 2006, 09:39
Just in from Harry

SUMMIT!
we have been watching the team all morning, here is the first unofficial 7summits update. Mingma Gelu & Sergey K summited quite early as planned and waited for the rest of the clients. Apparently Slate Stern summited soon after and was going down quickly after, in good speed. Henrik Olsen also summited in good time and finished his 7 summits!

Ilya was having problems at the 3rd step and sat there for a long time, but our team is bringing him down now.
Noel summited about 25 minutes ago and is now going down and just a few minutes ago, at the end of our maximum time allowed, Lorenzo arrived at the summit, where our guide Igor Svergun was waiting for him, they will be coming down now and will be taking everybody they meet on the way. More Sherpas have summited as well, names to follow later.
Ronnie Muhl is now at the 2nd step, so we will have to take him down as he is going too slow to go for the summit safely, just as Igor Plushkin. At the moment we are not sure if Kirk summited or not, but so far everybody is safe and in good hands and we will make sure that all members and sherpas come down together. Maybe more later, we will be leaving with team B soon.

All the best, Harry

2nd update from Harry

Hi all, just a quick addition before I head up: Kirk did summit as well, with Noel, as did Arkadiy from Russia. Everybody is on the way down and the weather is good.
Meanwhile we are having breakfast with and illegal alien, Simone Moro

Next report from the mountain!

Cheers, Harry



Congrats to all summiteers!!!  And team A, just get back down this mountain safely!
Team B...the best of luck!
 
MC  ;D

p.s. Harry...please get the scoop from the "Everest Wanderer".  That Simone sure does get around! 
 
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: The Big Girl on May 21 2006, 11:05
HI Harry
Glad to see youre news ....I hope I will speak to Noel soon
and post an accurate update ..just praying they make it down safely
Very good luck to you boys in the second wave of summit attempts

Tata
The Big Girl
xo
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Cliff Dargonne on May 21 2006, 11:27
Congratulations! to Lorenzo and all the team! Looking forward to blog update
Cliff
Title: Summit news from The Big girl
Post by: The Big Girl on May 21 2006, 13:05
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Hello everyone I have just spoken to(a  v happy  but exhausted )Noel 8.00am GMT  15.45 Tibet time
He has arrived back safely at 8300m delighted to have summated in gale
force winds and snow around 2.00am Tibet time ...he says it was  difficult
to take photos etc at the summit due to the v high winds
His only dissapointment was to find his bottle of Coke had been drunk by the
sherpa back at camp 8300 !!! he was thinking of it all night
Lorenzo is on his way down after summating also although they where not together on the top ....I will post any more news when I get it ..

tata
From a very proud BIg Girl

xoxo
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Mountain John on May 21 2006, 13:25
You be proud big girl!!!  damn proud!!

Is Noel moving down to 7700 camp?

John
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: annhall on May 21 2006, 13:26
great news lynne that all is wellwith Noel what an achievement send him our love and best wixhex from sunny whitehead and i am sure he'll get plenty of coke later. all the best to you both ann and family
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Malcolm Hanna on May 21 2006, 15:31
Well done Noel,  see you soon - Malcolm, Avril, Rachel & Claire
Title: Re: On Lookers from last years trip.......
Post by: Shirley & Claudeh on May 21 2006, 16:30
Noel and Lorenzo

Great news......just what we've all been waiting to hear!

Well Noel you've left your footprints on the roof of the planet......and what an incredible achievement that is......how does it feel?  You must be thrilled.......and Lynne, you must share that sense of achievement too! 

Can't wait for the next of Lorenzo's radio blogs.

See you back at sea level....

Love from Shirley & Claude
 :lol) ;D :eek)
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 21 2006, 16:33
Just got the text message "summited!" from Lorenzo's sat phone. What more can I say?

Chris.
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Jamie on May 21 2006, 16:37
Guys-

Great news!!! I am so happy for you both... I wish I had been there with you all to celebrate. Safe trip home and I look forward to all the great stories!

Jamie
Title: Re: summit push.....Lorenzo summits!
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 21 2006, 16:40
Chris

Wonderful news.  Will Lorenzo be sending you a text message when he reaches C-3 (8300m)?  I will sleep much better knowing that he has arrived and in good health.

As always, thanks a million for the updates.

MC
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 21 2006, 16:46
I would expect a voice blog from one of the North Col camps. Doesn't look like he was able to send a GPS fix from the top - I doubt he'd be able to press the little buttons on the phone with the gloves on!

Chris.
Title: Re: summit push.....Lorenzo Summits!
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 21 2006, 17:02
Well, Lorenzo, you so deserved the summit.

CONGRATULATIONS, WELL DONE, YA WHOO, HIP HIP HURRAY, WAY TO GO, THUMBS UP

:)     :D     ;D    ::)    ;D    :D    :)

MC

I'll look forward to Lorenzo's next voice blog...thanks again, Chris.
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Dai on May 21 2006, 17:40
Well Lorenzo and the rest of the gang.
Safe journey back down to ABC

 ;D
Dai
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Camp Creme on May 21 2006, 18:57
Hi Noel, congratulations from everyone here in Newcastle we all very proud of u and really thrilled you made it to the top as we all knew you would!! Cant wait to see yourself Lynn and Baboo again alltogether.

                                 All the best
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Liana on May 21 2006, 21:55
Hi, Lorenzo's daughter here... I also received the text message 'Summit!'!!!  So happy for my Dad and his good friend Noel.  Im so proud of him and relieved that I havnt got to go through all this AGAIN!! Ha! ...then again knowing my Dad there will be something else to conquer now....
Just waiting patienly for an update now so I know that he is down safely.
What an amazing bunch of people, they must feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!!!!
Liana xxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: sparky on May 21 2006, 23:16
Noel
well done mate. Heard the good news earlier from Lynne. Look forward to standing the beers on your return!
Best wishes for a safe descent
J.C. and Tracy
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: bruce matthews on May 22 2006, 03:01
Hi Lorenzo...well done on a great achievement! I have gotten to know you from your wonderful blogs and listening for news of Ronnie who was in your team. Hopefully he has come down safely!
Great job

Bruce Matthews - Auckland
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Mountain John on May 22 2006, 04:56
Here's hoping Lorenzo, Noel, Slate (yea USA), Henrik, Kirk, and all of team one made it safely down to 7700, if not already, then in the next 5 or so hours.

And best wishes to Harry, Alex, Thomas and team two for a safe and successful summit attempt.

John
Title: Looking forward to news of team "A" to lower camps
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 22 2006, 05:55
I am looking forward to hearing that Lorenzo, Noel, Ronnie and all of team "A" are safety back to 7700m or lower. I am reminded of last year when we were waiting for news on Lorenzo, Harry and Mountain John. It was a long 48 hour period.

It is difficult to get info from the high altitudes of Everest.

MC   :-\

Just read a post from Glenda Muhl:
"I spoke to Ronnie last night - about 24 hours after he had left for the summit. He was safely back at 7700m."

 
Title: Blog from Lorenzo in Italian - 22 May 2006 01:04 UK time
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 22 2006, 06:35
Lorenzo just sent a blog dated 22 May 2006 01:04 UK time. The English version did not record but the Italian version did. Darn, I wish I had learned Italian when I was in Italy!!! Anyone speak Italian out there that could translate for us? Liana?

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

MC    :)     ;D
Title: Re: Blog from Lorenzo in Italian - 22 May 2006 01:04 UK time
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 22 2006, 14:17
Lorenzo just sent a blog dated 22 May 2006 01:04 UK time. The English version did not record but the Italian version did.
I've corrected this. The conversion process from WAV to MP3 sometimes gets interrupted, but fortunately it doesn't loose the original recording. It does break up a bit in the middle and he gets a little difficult to understand.

Chris.
Title: Lorenzo's blog at 7700m after summiting
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 22 2006, 14:30
I just listened to Lorenzo's blog. I am elated and so happy for him. What a feat, he should be so proud.

Chris, please let Lorenzo know that Dave and I will be following his progress with the "Solidarity Project" and also Noel's quest in India. (Everest to sea level.)

Thank you
MC    :)
Title: Re: summit push news by the big girl.....boys at 8300m
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 22 2006, 19:25
Latest from Lorenzo is that Ronnie is with him, back safe at ABC, but he is very tired and did not make the summit.

Chris.
Title: Latest news from ABC...by the Big Girl
Post by: The Big Girl on May 23 2006, 01:39
Hello Everyone
I spoke to Noel today by Sat phone he was at ABC as we spoke Lorenzo
also arrived in the back ground so both the boys  are safe at ABC
 now...its the next stage
Noel is going to continue his quest for the 7 summits to sea level world record he will be
travelling from Base camp on bicycle 1000k  approx to the Bay of Bengal...this was always
his intention if he summated ..
As some of you may know  Lorenzo is of course on his way to India(the soiltary project) so they intend ......................................
meeting up their final destinations are only around 20k apart can you belive that what are the chances in a country as vast as India !!!!!!!
so I will attempt to keep you all posted on Noels progress to sea level thankyou all for your  good wishes and support xo :lol) :lol) :lol) :lol)

Tata
The Big Girl
Title: Noel's quest for the 7 summits to sea level world record
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 23 2006, 02:29
Thank you Lynne, for the explanation of Noel's quest for the 7 summits to sea level world record.  I thought he was just attempting Everest to sea level, which is a feat in itself.  I am wishing Noel success on this journey of journeys.  I'll look forward to updates.

MC   :)    :D    ;D
Title: Re: Latest news from ABC...by the Big Girl
Post by: Chris Valentine on May 23 2006, 15:24
As some of you may know Lorenzo is of course on his way to India (the soiltary project) so they intend ... meeting up their final destinations are only around 20k apart ...

So, Lorenzo isn't going to go with Noel? I think he'd forgotten that the sat phone we've lent him almost certainly won't work in India, so we wouldn't have been able to keep the blog running.

Chris.