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  Carlos Pauner GI and GII Expedition 2004


At last, after some frustrated attempt because of the snow, we have managed to settle our first camp.  Yesterday, at midnight, we left the comfort of our Base Camp to mount Camp I and something else.  The departure time has its explanation.  The path to Camp 1 goes by a chaotic glacier full of crevasses and seracs.  The heat of the morning makes it impossible to pass, or at least, very dangerous.  So leaving at this hour, the cold of the night makes the bridges of snow on the crevasses to be frozen and it is easily passable, although we had our particular fight with crevasses.  After seven hours carrying our heavy loads by this labyrinth on the glacier, we have put our tent on Camp I, at 6050 m.   And with the job done, back to Base Camp.  Of course, on the way back we've been caught by this "oven" in which this glacier becomes in the central hours of the day.

And now after some rest, our dinner is waiting: fried eggs with ham and some surprise, which surely Ghulam, our cook, has for us.  A real luxury.  And then to continue thinking about strategies, although the only possible one is still the same: to use the good weather when it comes and to work efficiently to scratch some more meters from these mountains.

For the moment, a few days to rest and to wait for the weather to let us go up.  We hope the good weather to come soon.  How about another Teruel ham fillet, friends?

Carlos

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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