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   Mexican-Canadian Summit Report 2


Mexican-Canadian Mt Everest Expedition 2004 lead by Andres Delgado

Andres Delgado is sponsored in part by:

Report: I write on behalf of many, if not of everybody who are following this adventure day by day. We have been attentive of the expedition, we have suffered and celebrated each one of the intermediate goals, we have tried to imagine the cold and the pain, the images left our mouth open, I think we have been with you in every moment.  You have became contestants in a kind of "big brother", the coverage on this expedition has been incredible, personally I have the luck of being a person close to Andrés' family, well, I know him from many years ago and I think I know him well, and because of the same closeness I have been knowing about each detail of the expedition by first hand.

I want to congratulate the members of the expedition who have summited, and to each one of the members of the expedition just for the simple fact of being there.

Andrés: I can't imagine what you must be thinking in this moment, but I do know what I want to tell you.

Friend, the phrase you used "Four days to fight against our own bodies and minds, to search into our souls the internal fire that brought us here", is the summary of years of physical and, above all, mental preparation, the logical price would be the summit, the price for having been in contact with the mountain and having lived with it.  I have heard you say that the mountain is alive, so alive that you have to ask it for permission to climb, you fight against the elements, but not against the mountain, you live with it, it turns into your companion and you have to be good to it.

The goal you have set, that goal to stand up on the highest point of the world, was not completed, because without knowing it, that dream faced you with a much greater challenge, a challenge that not many people are capable to distinguish or that they don't even see because they are blinded by a personal dream of individual triumph.  The challenge emerged, and you accomplished it, you didn't conquer the summit, you conquered yourself, you exceeded any expectation, close to the summit of the world almost scratching the sky, you could put your feet on the ground which is something not many can do.

I don't know what move us to take decisions so hard like the ones we have to take, I know that circumstances can be extreme and that many critical things depend on them for the rest of our lives.  The decisions are correct or incorrect.

I am sure you did the right thing, maybe without thinking if all that would generate among all of us who have the honor to know you.

It is something we would feel proud of and especially your son Iñaki, who at his short age you are already teaching him how to be a man, how to be a HERO.

Sincerely, Arturo Madrazo

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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