Posted by: Yury Pritzker | May 1, 2009

New Update

Yury is feeling great. There was 2″ of new snow and on sunday they are looking to go up go directly to camp 3, and then sleep at camp 2. After ten days of acclimatization, it is getting easier to breathe. Bill Burke profiled the team on his blog, and had this to say about Yury:

Yury Pritzker: the romantic, who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and is prone to tears at big events involving team members. This occurred when he saw me enter the dining tent at Base Camp upon my return from Camp 2. His high sense of emotion undoubtedly stems from his background as an emigrant to the United States from Russia. Yury and his family were admitted to the US as Jewish refugees 20-years ago. He and his family are now proud Americans. Yury is also a very strong climber.

Read more on Bill’s Blog:


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