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Ascent to Mount Everest-South Summit-Namche Bizarre on 1979-04-05

Climber: Joe Stawasz

Others in Party:Roger-Michele-Robin-Phil plus about 12 others in our trekking group
Date:Thursday, April 5, 1979
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Everest-South Summit - Namche Bizarre
    Location:China/Nepal
    Elevation:8500 ft / 2590 m
    Remaining Elevation:20204 ft / 6158 m (82% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Even though I had no real belief that I was going to climb Everest,I wanted to see how far I could actually go.Up to Namche Bazarre its actually a 7-8 day trek.We went up as a group from Semester at Sea Spring 1979.This was actually a highlight of my life actually getting this far.Was one of the best weeks of my life.And would love to be able to get back to Nepal one day
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Oxygen, Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:7 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Start Trailhead:Kathmandu  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:7 Days 
Descent Statistics



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