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
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?
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