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  Mt. Everest 2004: Ladies to Everest


April 21st: They arrived yesterday to Lhasa, in Tibet, after a flight with no incidents during which they flew by the summit of their mountain: Everest.  They dedicated the day to do tourism visiting Potala Palace and the old Lhasa.  The temple of Jokhang has impressed them because of the number of peregrines that come from all of Tibet and other countries.  They have also noticed the changes that the Chinese have made to the city after the invasion in the fifties, changing it into a big city far from its origins.

Tomorrow they will go to Gyantze and the next day to Sygatze.  On the 24th they will be in Tingri, last place before arriving to Chinese Base Camp.  Around the 28th or 29th they will be at Advanced Base Camp, at 6,500 meters, their definitive place for the following weeks. They will continue sending mail periodically.

Jorge Rivera

Dispatches

The team is made by four ladies from Barcelona:

  • Nuria Balagué i Gomez, born 12-5-1969, a psychologist and mountain instructor.
  • Maite Hernández i Martínez, born 11-17-1972, a Phys-Ed teacher and emergency rescuer.
  • Sílvia Ferrandis i Barrés, born 1-3-1970, a surgeon and volunteer firewoman.
  • Marisa Huguet Mora, born 6-21-1963, an art educator and filmmaker.

Their plan is to climb Everest, via the North Face, during April 2004.  The expedition starts on March 30 and ends on June 10.

The proposed plan is as follows:

DAYS

ACTION

  Day 1

  Departure in commercial flight to Katmandu.

  Day 2

  Arrival to Katmandu.

  Day 3 and 4

  Paper work and preparation in Katmandu.

  Day 5-25

  Trekking to Everest's South Base Camp from Luclka.

  Day 26-30

  Flight to Lhasa and final trip to Tibetan Base Camp.

  Day 31-70

  Acclimatization days and mountain ascent.

  Day 71-72

  Return from Base towards the border.

  Day 72

  Arrival to Katmandu.

  Day 73-75

  Free days in Katmandu. Final paper work.

  Day 76

  Departure in commercial flight back to Barcelona.

  Day 77

  Arrival to Catalunya

Translated from Catalán by Jorge Rivera

 

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