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  Mexican-Canadian Mt Everest Expedition 2004: Update Five


Mexican-Canadian Mt Everest Expedition 2004 lead by Andres Delgado

Andres Delgado is sponsored in part by:

I am going to be a few days at Base.  I climbed yesterday up to Camp 1 with one of the Sherpas who are fixing the Khumbu icefall.  It was really neat, they accepted me in their group, I helped carry ropes up to 6,000 m., they were very happy. Thursday (today) and Friday (tomorrow), we are going to be resting at Base and on Saturday we will climb to sleep at Camp 1.  On Friday we are going to have a Puja (a Buddhist ritual) so that Sherpas are in peace with their Gods.  I already have said some Our Fathers and Ave Marias.

Me and the Sherpas fixed yesterday one of the most difficult ladders of the route.  We joined five vertical ladders to pass a wall of ice of about 15 meters.  It was really hard but we have passed the most difficult part of the icefall.  It looks like the icefall won't be as hard this year as it has been in previous years.  The Sherpas were very happy when I helped them, they even gave me a rice talisman, sanctified by a very special Lama, to be protected from avalanches, rocks, crevasses, etc. They told me that I had to carry it always in my coat...  There it is.  Around my neck I carry my wedding ring and an Iņaki medal, those are my real talismans.

I have to leave you because we have to move the generator and we have to unplug everything.  The Base Camp organization has been a bit busy, everybody comes to me for questions and complaints... I think there would be still a couple of days before everything is stable, I have to be patient. Andres Delgado

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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