10th May 2004 | Height gain

Posted on May 10, 2004

Mount Everest
Anand gave a lecture on medicines after breakfast. Summit was generally obscured by clouds.

Left for height gain by 1000 hrs – towards the ridge opposite to the camp site. Gained 500 m. back by 1345 hrs. The Austrian couple got back – they had reached 7300 m. Paul, the South African doctor who intends to play golf on the summit also came down after touching 7500 m.

Tried connecting to the Net after lunch but couldn’t as the signal quality was bad. Went to Sherpa hotel for a normal ‘tea-a-tete’ in the evening.

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