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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17 Update

Well, we have heard from Domhnall and we can see Lucille's progress, so here is an update.

Lucille appears to still be 1 day away from getting back to Kathmandu, so by this time tomorrow, hopefully, she will have internet access and will post some blog entries, and perhaps even add some pictures.

Domhnall flew out of Manaslu to Kathmandu with another climber and her Sherpa, also relocating to climb Lhotse.  Because of Domhnall's contributions to the cost, they were also able to arrange a helicopter flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, which saved them about 2-3 days of trekking.  They have arrived just as the first summit window is opening up.  There are many climbers on Everest targetting this first window as well.

So Domhnall reports that he is currently at Camp 2.  He will begin his Lhotse Summit push tonight by climbing to Camp 3, where he will rest for a few hours, and then contiunue through the night to the summit, and then descend.  He did not take a tent for on the mountain, but he has reconnected with friends there and has made a bargain to carry a camera tripod to Camp 3 in exchange for a spot in a tent to crash in for a few hours.  Our thoughts are with Domhnall now for best wishes for his safety and the success of his climb of Lhotse without Oxygen.

So the schedule appears to be much accelerated.  Lucille will barely have a chance to enjoy Kathmandu before it is all over, so they may just be returning three weeks earlier than planned.  Anyone need a shift covered?

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