Part of the
route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.
Jay from SummitClimb calling in with the latest news
SummitClimb.com International Pumori Expedition. To update you I'm going to
hand the phone over to Bert Veldhuis from Holland. Here he is-
everyone. We just returned five minutes ago from ABC. The first group went
up there today, it was a lot of snow up there and it was hard work. Today
started off real nicely. We had the Puja, the blessing ceremony for the
expedition, which went on for maybe an hour and half. It was really nice to
see all of the Sherpas were involved and everyone got their own blessing, so
it was a kind of a nice event to start off the day... that we will all be safe
up the mountain. Afterwards a small group of five started off to go up to ABC.
For now this is all. We're all safe."
Update: This is Jay Reilly from Summitclimb, calling in to update on the
latest Pumori Expedition 2006 News. It's just finished snowing, and you might
remember from my dispatch yesterday that it had just started snowing. It's 24
hours later and it has just finished snowing. We received here in base camp
around about one meter of snow in the last 24 hours. Right now the
temperature is very, very cold. It's -20 Celsius outside in the wind and
everyone's kind of huddled down in their tents for the afternoon.
good, we went through our medical kit and practiced with the Gamow bag and
played with the oxygen system, so everyone is up to date on that. And then our
good friend Mr. Eoghan Sharkey, a trekker who is trekking with us to base
camp, came up from Gorak Shep today with Jangbu Sherpa and kindly brought us a
bottle of whiskey. So a few tipples this afternoon certainly didn't go
astray, either. Anyway, that's it for this afternoon. We're hoping for
better weather tomorrow so we can get out and practice on our fixed ropes and
start moving our equipment up to advanced base camp. So, more news soon.
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