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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: Smiling faces


 

5400meters Smiling faces. All around. We’re back in BC and it’s early a.m. on Wednesday the 26th. Showers, laundry, music, food, sleep: it’s all on the agenda today. We’ll get back later with more information and photos from our trip back to BC. We wanted to get a message out that we’ve returned and everyone made the 4 night trip to CI and CII.

Cheers,
Dave

 

Earlier Update: April 24 - CII: 6400meter
Friends, family and loved ones,

It was an excellent day for the team to acclimatize. We slept in till the sun cooked us out of our sleeping bags. We had a leisurely breakfast followed by an easy, morning in which eating and drinking remained the dominant themes. This is important for our adapting to this 6463m. Elevation. The air's so thin here that several of us had trouble sleeping and all of us get short of breath if we move to fast.

Several of us did an hour of science testing for NASA by playing video games and answering some really funny questions. We also took a little acclimatization hike and got some great views of the Lhotse face and the route before us. We miss you all and wish you were here.

Nameste, Vern Tejas
 

Earlier update: Camp II 6400m: Well today was a new day and it's been a beautiful one. We're all here  in CII and the sun is just beginning to drop quickly on the horizon.  There was a lot of activity on the route between CI and CII today.  Dozens of Sherpa were out carrying loads from BC to CII as well as a  few climbers ascending to CII then back to CI. We appear to be the  only climbers in CII tonight though many camps are busy with Sherpa readying for incoming teams.

The group feels very good this afternoon- better than expected- and  better than they did yesterday on the acclimatization move. So that's  a good thing! Hopefully the sleeping will go well also. Ang Tshering  and Chuldim are here cooking for us and the camp is spectacular especially on a day like today. Everyone's relishing the first views  of the SW Face and Lhotse Face here at 21,000+ feet in the Cwm.

We'll be in touch soon.

All the best,
Dave

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