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  Mt Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: Camp 2 hashbrowns


 

May 16th Camp 2: Friends, family and loved ones,

Another day in paradise. We slept in this morning, not getting up till the sun's heat drove us from the tents. Discussing European politics, we polished off some of Ang Tsering's finest hashbrowns, beacon and eggs. Lest this sounds a little too civilized for you, we are camping at 6200m (higher than Mt. Mc kinley) in preparation for our summit attempt. Yesterday was a big one for us, as we climbed from bascamp to camp II. Hence our laziness today. There was an exciting moment yesterday when an avalanche let loose high above us from Everest's West shoulder. When the dust had settled, we all looked like Frosty the snow man. Fortunately our route was far from the impact zone.

The team is real happy to be moving up on our final phase. There three of us with coughs yet in all cases they seem to be improving. This is as important as having good weather. We need both health and weather going for us on summit day. So, please stay tuned to our further adventures.

Namaste, Vern Tejas

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