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  Mt. Everest 2004: Ladies to Everest


04-29-04 - Last April 25th we arrived to the Chinese Base Camp, and to the Rongbuck monastery, the highest in altitude in the world, to do the Puja, the ceremony by which we show reverence to the divinity, the spirits and God through songs, prayers and rituals.  Then we built a camp at 5,700 meters.

Yesterday we went to Advanced Base Camp, which is at 6400 meters and the temperature is -25 degrees Celsius.  Acclimatization of everybody in the expedition is good.

We have just finished installing the camp by the break of this day (remember that it will be our home for the next forty days), and we organized all the material we are going to need.  We also will try to rest because we still can't get rid of the effects of altitude.

From tomorrow, if the weather permits, we will start marking the climbing route and we will carry the first things to camp I. But we will first have a Puja in Advanced Base Camp.

05-01-04 - Today, the Dones Everest 2004 expedition has carried materials to the North Col of Everest, but tents have not been mounted because of the strong wind.

In spite the intense cold on the mountain, in ABC at 6,440 m. there are temperatures below -25º Celsius, the members of the expedition are fine and very excited.

On the next days, we plan to carry more materials and to go down to the Chinese Base Camp to recover.

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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