Follow all the action on Everest this season as six-time Everest summiter and noted high-altitude guide Dave Hahn reports in day by day from various locations on Mount Everest. Hahn is an acclaimed mountaineering writer who has contributed to Outside Magazine as well as one of the most successful guides of the decade. As this year's GreatOutdoors.com Everest correspondent, Hahn will send regular dispatches via satellite telephone as the climbers and guides of the 2005 International Mountain Guides (www.MountainGuides.com
) Everest Expedition trek to Mount Everest and attempt to climb the peak via the South Col route.
This year marks the 15th time that IMG has assembled an expedition to the highest mountain on earth. IMG's Eric Simonson, who made history by leading the expedition that discovered George Mallory's body on Everest in 1999, will add expert commentary as summit day approaches. Expedition leader Mark Tucker will be available at base camp to further explain strategy and organization.
Stay tuned as the always compelling Everest saga begins a new chapter as the 2006 Everest season gets underway. Check back daily for updated information as GreatOutdoors.com correspondent Dave Hahn sends dispatches via satellite phone from various locations on the Mountain, with additional commentary from IMG director Eric Simonson and Expedition Leader Mark Tucker as the summit push approaches.