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  Mexican-Canadian Mt Everest Expedition 2004: Update


Mexican-Canadian Mt Everest Expedition 2004 lead by Andres Delgado

Andres Delgado is sponsored in part by:

April 27, 2004: A few hours ago, the leaders of 10 expeditions had a meeting to agree on the installation of fixed lines between Camp 3 and Camp 4.  The meeting was called by the American expedition of Dave Breashears.

The highest end of the fixed lines so far is at the base of the Yellow Band at 7,600 meters of altitude.  The Titanic task of installing the line from Camp 3 at 7,300 meters up to 7,600 meters of the mentioned "Yellow Band" was accomplished by a powerful group of Sherpas of the Discovery expedition leaded by one of their best climbers, Mexican Héctor Ponce de León.

The task was accomplished in a day of little sun and a lot of snow. Our most sincere congratulations to the Discovery team, and especially to Héctor.  This advance marks an important progress for all the expeditions.

The next thing now is to install ropes up to 8,000 meters.  The 10 expeditions who held the meeting called by the Americans agreed that on the 28th each expedition would send two Sherpas with ropes, screws and the necessary materials to rig the route up to Camp 4.  If the weather is good, on the 29th the route would be rigged up to 8,000 meters which is the South Col, which is Camp 4. When the line is ready, we will decide when to climb for our acclimatization at 8,000 meters.

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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