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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: We take our rest seriously.


 

April 29 - Base Camp
    
5400meters: Friends, family and loved ones,

We take our rest seriously. All of us stayed close to base camp today in preparation of tomorrows ascent. Showers, emails and packing equipment filled the day. The excitement throughout camp is palpable as Sherpa and climbers alike do all their last minute sorting and organizing. This is to be our second foray through the Khumbu Icefall and we are still very sensitive to the dangers of this area. Our goal is move up over the next five days to 7000m and let our bodies adapt to this new elevation. Our miraculous bodies will overcompensate and give us the ability to go even higher in time.

Were going to bed early so we will be functional at three am. Though several of us have a Khumbu cough, we feel fit and ready for this next phase. All are hoping that Icefall remains quiet for our eight hour passage. Wish us luck with the ice as well as the weather. Thanks.

Namaste, Vern Tejas

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