Day 52: May 17
Summit Day 8:40 am
This is Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp.
I am very happy to inform you the Gene Rehfeld, Murray Rice, Willie Benegas,
Undi Sherpa, and Mingma Sherpa made it to "the top of the world" at 8:40 am
this morning. We had an exciting night at Base Camp awaiting their calls to
hear there progress. They made great time from Camp 4 to the summit in eleven
and a half hours. We will be keeping tabs on the team during their descent
which we know will also be a strenuous and challenging part of the climb.
However, they are in good shape because they have a full day of daylight. I
will send an update when they get back to Camp 4.
Congratulations to the Mountain Madness team of 2004!!!
Day 52: May 17 Summit Day
This is Sarah Henley reporting. The Mountain Madness team successfully made
it safely back to Camp 4. They will stay the night at Camp 4 breathing oxygen
while regaining some strength back from the strenuous day they have had. All
team member are doing great other than very exhausted. I suspect they will go
to sleep very soon.
I would like to congratulate the whole team, once again, for doing an
Name of Summiteers
1. Mr. Guillermo Benegas (36
yrs), Mountain Guide, Salt Lake City,U.S.A.
2.Mr. Eugene Elwood Rehfeld
(59 yrs), Semi Retired, Colorado, U.S.A.
3. Mr. Murray Newmyer Rice
(50 yrs), Emergency Physician, Seattle, W.A, U.S.A.
4. Mr. Mingmar Tshring Sherpa
(23 yrs), Jubhing – 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
5.Mr. Ngima Wongdiki Sherpa
(31 yrs), Jubhing – 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
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