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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:

05-08-04:

Sunrise from 7,850 meters.  The shadow of Everest and Lhotse can be seen with the moon.

Hello Everybody! Richard tried to climb directly from Camp 2 to Camp 4 yesterday. He departed at 1:30 in the morning, Although not feeling very strong, he climbed up to the bergschrund at Lhotse face at an altitude of  6,700 meters. Windy conditions and fatigue forced him back to Camp II.

After more than a month at Base Camp, the team is sufficiently acclimatized.  The debilitating effects of prolonged exposure at altitudes of over 5,000 meters are finally starting to show.  The team remains motivated and in good spirits but each members physical well-being is undergoing deterioration.

No news of good weather for a summit attempt.  There is bright sunshine every day, but itís the never-ending wind blowing at 100 km/h at the summit thatís the problem. The team is going to return and rest at Dingboche and Deboche for 4 or 5 nights, in the GREEN ZONE, before returning to Base Camp and wait for better weather.

ďThe Green ZoneĒ of Dingboche (14,300í) is comprised of yak herderís huts that have been converted into solar-powered lodges where you can enjoy a hot shower, cinnamon rolls and yak steaks. Here the team will rest, get some richer air into their bodies. It is estimated that one member from every Khumba family is now involved in the trekking industry. Over 30,000 foreigners entered the region last year . These trekking lodges, a Nepalese version of a bed and breakfast are established throughout the trail to Base Camp. Itís the closest thing youíll experience to luxury on Everest.

With the team resting at Dingboche, I'll have some time to write and share some information on the mountain with you. Along with images I'll try and describe what the climbers are experiencing, a day in their lives so to speak. So look forward to my next transmission tomorrow. Ian

Dispatches

 
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