Category Archives: Voice Blog

  • Breaking news from David Wiseman

    May 8, 2012

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    Please hear David Wiseman’s breaking news here. [Transcript to follow shortly]

  • A delay in proceedings

    May 4, 2012

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    Hi, hello everyone this is Jaco here, team member of the 2012 Everest expedition. The whole team is now safely back in Base Camp after making our descent at five o’clock this morning in quite risky conditions. It was -20° as we set off, with fresh snow fallen through the night covering the beaten track. …
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  • David Wiseman reviews the challenging conditions

    May 4, 2012

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    Hi, it’s Wisey here from the 2012 Everest Summit team. We’re back down at Base Camp after spending 8 days up on the ‘hill’. We’re sent eight days at Camp 2, which is around about six and a half thousand metres, but we went up to the base of the Lhotse Ice Face as well, …
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  • Jaco updates us on the Camp 2 trek

    April 29, 2012

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    Hello everyone. Jaco here – Jaco van Gass. It is the 29th of April our second day in Camp 2, making our way up Mt Everest. Yesterday morning we left about one o’clock from Everest Base Camp making our way to crampon point, which is the start of the Khumbu Ice Fall, and making our …
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  • Final Day in Base Camp

    April 26, 2012

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    Hello everyone, this is Jaco here leaving a voicemail for you all. Today is our final day in Base Camp – we are all set and ready to go. The first team has left last night, round about one o’clock and made their way through Khumbu Ice Fall all safe and sound, passing Camp 1 …
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  • Jaco describes the Ice Fall training

    April 25, 2012

    Jaco Van Gass realxes with a Horlicks

    Hi everyone, Jaco here. Another great day here in Everest Base Camp. Today we got the good news – we’ve finally been put into two teams. There’s 23 climbers all-in-all to climb Everest with Himalayan experience this year, and out of those 23 obviously the Walking With The Wounded group together with the camera team …
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  • Lobuche and back again. Easy.

    April 21, 2012

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    Hi, hello everyone this is Jaco here, speaking from the Walking With the Wounded Everest Team 2012. The whole team is back in Base Camp after a double summit push of Lobuche. Lobuche is a peak just over 6,000m and it’s one of the phases of our acclimatisation period. The last six days we’ve spent …
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  • An explanation of acclimatisation by Martin Hewitt

    April 17, 2012

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    Hello to everyone back home. It’s Martin Hewitt, the Expedition Manager for the Walking WIth The Wounded Everest Team. We are now in Lobuche Base Camp. We summited Lobuche yesterday morning – the fastest were up in 3 hours from the high camp and the rest of the guys were fairly quickly behind that. It …
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  • Karl finds a hidden note from Horlicks

    April 17, 2012

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      Hey everyone, it’s Karl. We’re just preparing to go up Lobuche in the morning, where we’ll spend two nights on the peak. We’ll be sleeping just over 6,000m high for the acclimatisation. Yesterday we returned from Lobuche  which was quite challenging but not impossible. During our trip up Lobuche morale was pretty low, but …
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  • Karl Hinett: Base Camp Update

    April 11, 2012

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      Hello everyone, this is Karl Hinett from the Walking With The Wounded Everest team. We’re currently a few days into our Base Camp acclimatisation and today, just before lunch, we went out and did a bit of training. We did a bit of ice climbing, which was pretty fun. It was really tiring but …
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