Everest 2012

Apr 13

Dispatch #5

Published at 11:00
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We are now back in Dingboche after a trek up to Chukkung where we went
up Chukkung Ri. The photo was taken at the summit. Matt and I also did a
voice update on his blog (because I forgot my phone!) which you can
find at http://blog.matthewdthornton.com (it may not be uploaded until a
bit later). Now we have just two nights left until we get to basecamp
which is really exciting!

The climb today was literally indescribable. I
wish I could upload more pictures! Hopefully I'll be able to send some more when I
get to basecamp.

Also, google "do summit good" to find the website and
blog of Paul one of the other guys I am climbing with.

Becky x


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    2012-04-18 18:14:45 Kate_e_smith@live.co.uk says: I seem to have lost track of you. I hope all is well and that you are well settled at BC. The professional blogs are amazing they must have a large amount of money thrown at them.I am spending a great deal of time following them, too much perhaps but it's very addictive. Cheers Kate
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    2012-04-15 17:37:52 Kate_e_smith@live.co.uk says: Great to hear you are all at BC.Now the routines begin. Hope all the practise routines go well.I should hate the ladder drills with their deep ice crevasses.Regards to Becky who has kept me well informed this last year.
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    2012-04-15 11:03:25 nikki, Matthews mum. says: Great news you and Matthew are now safely at BC. Love the pic and you still have energy and oxygen to jump! Amazing. Thanks for the loan of your sleeping bag, hope kit arrives soon. Rest well and enjoy BC before the next big climb. xx
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    2012-04-13 11:13:47 mum says: Well done on your first mountain climb-hope all goes well with the next, slightly higher, climb! Many small steps will take you to the top of the world! Stay safe, be wise. I'm with you every step of the way. Love you, Mum xx
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    2012-04-13 11:12:42 Kate(Isadora)smith says: Loving all the blogs of which there are many to choose from. Some of the websites are fantastic. I think for many of the climbers it's their second hobby. Glad to hear that Matt seems better and hope you can find a spot to park at EBC. Stay safe cheers Kate.
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    2012-04-13 11:08:51 Chris and Sam says: Fantastic efforts so far by you and the whole team. Must feel fantastic to be back there seeing everything that was so cruelly snatched from you last year. Keeping everything crossed for you. The Woodhalls

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