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Everest 2003 North Face Rescue

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Everest 2003 North Face Rescue

  1. Everest 2003 Philip James February 2009
  2. Founder of Snooth - Worlds largest wine site - Price comparison shopping site - 500,000 users per month MChem Oxford University, MA Oxford, MBA Columbia Business School Former iBanker at Merrill Lynch “ Adventure” Capitalist - Sailed across the Atlantic - Lived on 4 continents and travelled to 50+ countries - Everest in 2003
  3. Height: 29,045 feet / 8,850 meters Summit Temperature: -40F / -40C Summit Air Pressure: 300mbar (compare to 1,000 at sea level) First climbed in 1953: - Sir Edmund Hilary - Sherpa Tenzig Norgay North Face, 1st ascent: 1955 - Chinese expedition using ladders Spring 2003 Expedition - 6 Climbers - 3 Sherpas - 2 Nimas - 4 tons of equipment - 40 Yaks Bid to become Britain’s youngest to climb the North Face
  4. Day: 1-3 Kathmandu, Nepal Altitude: 2,000 feet Temperature: 70F
  5. Day: 5 Nepal / China Border Altitude: 4,000 feet Temperature: 60F
  6. Day: 8 Tibetan Plateau Altitude: 12,000 feet Temperature: 20F
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  8. Day: 10 First Everest sighting Altitude: 15,000 feet Temperature: 20F
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  14. Day: 17 Beer tent Altitude: 18,000 feet Temperature: 20F
  15. Day: 20 Puja ceremony Altitude: 18,000 feet Temperature: 20F
  16. Day: 20 Base Camp Altitude: 18,000 feet Temperature: 20F
  17. Day: 21-23 BC – Interim – ABC 25 miles Moraine “Super-Highway”
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  21. Day: 24-27 ABC Altitude: 21,000 feet Temperature: 5F
  22. Day: 35 West Wall Altitude: 22,000 feet Temperature: 0F 2,000 ice wall
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  24. Basic Equipment: - Ascender - Harness - Ice axe - Carabineer Keeping me on the fixed line
  25. Day: 42 North Col Altitude: 23,000 feet Temperature: -10F Camp I
  26. Day: 53 N Ridge Altitude: 25,000 feet Temperature: -15F Camp I – Camp II
  27. Day: 54 N Ridge Altitude: 26,000 feet Temperature: -20F Camp II
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  31. Day: 55 NE Ridge Altitude: 27,000 feet Temperature: -30F Camp III
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  39. Day: 56 NE Ridge Altitude: 27,750 feet Temperature: -40F Summit Attempt / Rescue Mission Death Zone Time: 17 hours 9:00am
  40. Day: 56 NE Ridge Altitude: 27,500 feet Temperature: -40F Summit Attempt / Rescue Mission Death Zone Time: 20 hours 12:00pm
  41. Day: 56 NE Ridge Altitude: 27,250 feet Temperature: -40F Summit Attempt / Rescue Mission Death Zone Time: 24 hours 4:00pm
  42. <ul><li>Day: 61 </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal / Tibet border </li></ul><ul><li>Altitude: 10,000 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature: 60F </li></ul><ul><li>Casualties: </li></ul><ul><li>3 frostbitten fingers </li></ul><ul><li>2 cracked ribs </li></ul><ul><li>Dysentery </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary edema </li></ul><ul><li>Compound leg fracture </li></ul><ul><li>3 fatalities </li></ul>
  43. Day: 100 Australia Effects of frostbite
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  46. Everest 2003 Philip James February 2009

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