May 20, 2000
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byron smith of the current canadian everest expedition has made it to the summit! he was going to send a live broadcast from the summit, but unfortuantely the conditions have prevented that from taking place; so the team is going to descend to camp IV and try to broadcast from there. stay tuned for it, it should prove interesting. --Everest 2000 - Daily Dispatch
posted by palegirl (3 comments total) has daily everst updates like this:
A 14 year boy, Temba Tshering Sherpa, plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000 from the Nepal side of the mountain. Needless to say, he would be the youngest to Summit Everest if successful. Temba Tsheri Sherpa born in 06/05/85 is climbing Mt. Everest. Temba got inspiration for climbing Mt. Everest from his father and the fairy-tale he used to hear from friends and relatives about the success of climbing Mt. Everest and the fame you earn after.
Status: The boy did attempt the Summit last night, but did not make the Summit.

posted by palegirl at 1:36 PM on May 21, 2000

Well, yes, but the real Everest 2000 (part of MountainZone; the one you cited is just for the all-Canuck expedition) has updates like this:
Dashing Italian Twists Ankle While Craning Neck to Ogle Girl
Yet another installment in the misadventures of Simone Moro
"Okay," I said, "tell me what happened."

Simone grinned his Pan's grin and said, "I don't know if I can tell you this officially..."

When I start to turn off the tape recorder, Simone laughs and says, "No, no, no." So I sit back.

"The responsibility," Simone says with predictable mock seriousness, "was a good-looking woman. She was from Colorado. Beautiful!" He kisses the end of his pinched fingers. He is Italian.

"I was attracted to her, and I was joking with Denis [Urubu, his Kazakstani climbing partner], and the next step ... crack! Aaaagh!"

Simone stands up to show us how he twisted his ankle while spinning his head back to look at the woman.

"So I walked six hours, and at every river I put my foot inside the water. But it was more painful, painful. I arrived in Periche exhausted. I walked jumping on one foot for six hours."

The Himalayan Rescue offices were closed, but Moro was able to locate Susan Gardner, the physiotherapist who worked there this season, and she treated his injury.

"And she told me, 'You cannot walk for the next 24 hours, absolutely. You will lose your summit. Twenty-four hours, then after maybe you can go.
This was after the story I blogged (that one was at about how Moro had summited Lhotse, then crossed the saddle to Everest (at 18,000 feet), only to find his tent and equipment snowed under; climbed to the next highest camp to find the same thing; and returned in the night to base camp, only to find their camp there had been burgled.
posted by dhartung at 2:05 PM on May 21, 2000

Sorry, I had the route backwards -- it's Everest, then Lhotse.
posted by dhartung at 2:07 PM on May 21, 2000

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