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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: routine of Base Camp


 

April 11 a.m. - BC: Hey there! It’s Tuesday the 11th here at Everest BC and we’re finally trying to get caught up on some dispatches. We’ve spent the past couple of days getting organized and settling in to the routine of BC. Yesterday everyone caught up with laundry and reading and most got to spend some time visiting camps and figuring out the lay of the land.

We counted about 18 camps yesterday while doing the rounds and many of those are still awaiting their climbers. More are sure to come as the days go on. The Icefall Doctors are working diligently on pushing the route higher towards Camp II and as soon as they are finished there is sure to be a rush of Sherpa heading up to establish camps. The team is doing great and everyone has high spirits.

Today we had our puja or blessing which Vern will write about later. Suffice to say everyone had an enjoyable time and was impressed by the ceremony and the celebrating! We will send out another cybercasts later today as long as our power is still strong this evening.

All the best, Dave

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