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 Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


Update 5 Mondinelli, Compagnoni at the Advanced Base Camp

“Everest-K2, 50 years later” expedition base camp is now starting being operative and functioning. The photoelectric plant is fully working, supplying 2 kilowatts i.e the necessary quantity of energy for everyday life as well as for the carrying out of ordinary communication actions and for the running of scientific equipment.

Yesterday, a snow blizzard and strong winds caused a sudden and astonishing change in the landscape, which didn’t stop the sending of the first yak convoy to the Advanced Base Camp. Also Soro Dorotei, Everest expedition leader, Silvio Mondinelli, Michele Compagnoni went up to ABC. The three stayed for the first night at the intermediate base camp, together with the porters, in order to be able reaching today 6400 m. quota, on a first reconnaissance.

Researchers started performing new physiology and spirometry tests on mountaineers. They are using to reach this aim sophisticated T-shirts hi-tech, American production, which will allow for the monitoring of all physiological parameters within 24 hours. Also four Tibetan mountaineers joined the group accepting to be tested. Tomorrow other 10 yaks will be sent to the Advanced Base Camp, and 7 more mountaineers will be arriving up there.

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

 

 

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