Andres: Los montañistas mexicanos
integrantes de la expedición México – Canadiense al Everest, Andrés Delgado,
Alejandro Ochoa, Luis Espinosa y Juan Pablo Gómez volaron el día de hoy por la
mañana rumbo a Lucla, desde donde iniciarán la marcha de aproximación hasta el
campamento base del Everest. Con ellos partieron también José Luis Abreu
especialista en comunicaciones, Javier Ochoa y Marta Ostos.
En el campo base se reunirán con los canadienses Richard Cartier y Martín
Boileau los últimos días de Marzo.
Una vez instalado el campamento base se iniciarán las transmisiones de sus
experiencias en la montaña vía Internet a través del modem satelital y la
computadora con procesador Intel Centrino.
English: The Mexican
climbers who are in the Mexican - Canadian expedition to Everest, Andrés
Delgado, Alejandro Ochoa, Luis Espinosa and Juan Pablo Gómez flew this morning
to Lucla, from where they will begin their approach trek to Everest Base Camp.
Along with them were José Luis Abreu, communications specialist, Javier Ochoa
and Marta Ostos.
They will meet at Base Camp with
Canadians Richard Cartier and Martin Boileau in the last days of March.
Once the Base Camp is installed, they
will begin transmitting their experiences on the mountain via Internet through
a satellite modem and a computer with an Intel Centrino processor.
Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
March 22, 2004 - Martin from Dingboche: Martin and Richard summitted on Island
Peak yesterday and then came down directly to Dingboche where they slept last
night. The previous night at High Camp (5700 m) had been difficult because of
high winds that tore down their tent. They had to get up after a couple of
hours in their sleeping bags, to fix it and to better rope it down to prevent
it from being blown away. They therefore had slept very little when they
started the summit push. Things were even worse for Martin who was still
having gastric problems and was not feeling good. In spite of that, they did
not find the summit push to difficult and they were on top at 6189 m early
without hardly being disturbed by the altitude. They are very happy about the
way they have acclimatized so far. Therefore, they decided to change their
inerary. Rather then coming down all the way to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) to rest
for a few days, as they were supposed to do, they will now stop at Pangboche
(3958 m) to rest. Unfortunately for us, this means that will not be able to
access the internet to send us dispatches before they reach Base Camp on March
31. However, further news can be expected from Martin within one or two days
as he is supposed to call his wife for her birthday.
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