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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: A dark and stormy night


 

April 27 - BC
    
5400m
Friends, family and loved ones,

It was a dark and stormy night and continued to be rather nasty throughout the day. So, we canceled our day hike to Pumori base camp as the photo potential would be greatly diminished. Instead, we focused on cards, email and staying warm. About half the group trekked around base camp in an attempt to stave off bag suck as long as possible but ultimately we all gravitated towards our sleeping bags for warmth. We do have a smallish propane heater but we wait for dinner to turn that on. All this explains why our topic of dinner conversation turned to our favorite hot springs.

Despite the inclement weather, the team spirit soars. We are still able to entertain each other with tales of our weird childhoods. Ah! The things we do for fun. Above us, on the Lhotse Face our courageous Sherpa have now fixed line all the way to camp three. So please stay tuned.

Nameste,
Vern Tejas

Earlier: 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

 

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